fish hook

Bonito fish hook made from mother of pearl and tortoiseshell, used off the bow of the canoe.
Label: Cream with black text.

Casting-lure fish-hook of pearlshell. Casting-lure fish-hooks were used to catch bonito from the bow of the canoe. For types of Solomon Islands fish-hooks, see Kascho, 1976. For details of the acquisition of Solomon Islands artefacts by Captain Davis of the Royalist, see Waite and Burt 2013.

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