Fishhook Z 2912

[singlepic id=164 w=250 h=450 float=none]Fishhook, Siwa
Siwa is the only type of indigenous Fijian hook known. Made of mangrove wood (tiri), these hooks were often used with a stone sinker to catch sharks and large fish outside the reef.
Navuavua, Rakiraki,Viti Levu, Fiji. Collected by A. von Hügel, 1875-77. Z 2912

An impressive variety of fishing equipment was used in Fiji, reflecting the diversity of fishing grounds: inside and outside reefs as well as in rivers. While some of these objects are unique to Fiji, other technologies were borrowed from neighbouring islands in Western Polynesia.

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