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Fish hook (Matau)

Painted label reads E.652. There are also scratches as from use. CULT Maori New Zealand Polynesia This composite lure hook has a curved wooden shank made from a tree branch trained into a U shape. A serrated bone point with three barbs, two on the outer side and one on the inner, is lashed to one arm of the U with coir, held in position with a peg or nail. The bone part has an extended cleat on th…