198. A Massim hook early 20th century. P.N.G.
Below are Harry Berans original notes on this object.
HB 62 Hook for pig net
L 28. Wood, brown. Used for catching bush pigs by stretching a large net across a path and attaching it to bushes with one hook at each end.
Made by: ?
Made at: northern Massim
Made when: 20th C
Purch.: New Guinea Primitive Arts c. 1974
Comment: These hook re used only in Kitava and Gawa
Ex Harry Beran.
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