fish hook; fish line; fishing rod

Fishing line and hook. The fishing line is made from knotted lenths of baleen and stored on a wooden rod. The sinker is made from a dark green stone with attached lure made from webbed bird skin. The hook is made from two blue pieces of glass inset into a bone-like material with a copper alloy hook and a lure made from beads and keratin.

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