Hooks were constructed from wood, bone and shell, and were used to catch a variety of fish. However, some finely made hooks would have also been considered high status and were traded.

Object Summary

Museum Number 66/1915
Simple Name hook
Full Name fish hook
Common Name pa
Production country French Polynesia (Overseas Collectivity of France)
Material turtle shell; wood; twisted fibre; palm fibre; ? sennit
Collection class Tools for farm and craft
Collection continent Pacific
Collection area/region POLYN
Production continent Oceania