Kōrero: Shellfish

Shellfish hook

Shellfish hook

Māori fashioned fish hooks from Cook’s turban (Cookia sulcata), a common coastal sea snail, as its thick shell could be worked into a strong point or even an entire hook.

Mō tēnei mea

Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: ME023196

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Me pēnei te tohu i te whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff. 'Shellfish - Food and other uses', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, updated 9-Jul-13
URL: http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/8039/shellfish-hook