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Trochus tesselatus shell, tortoiseshell, parrot feathers, trade cloth and glass seed trade beads, fibre
An old handwritten label reading: ‘Fish Hooks Simbo Isd. Solomon Group’
Size: 6.5 cm long – 2½ ins long ( approx. )
Harry Beasley records that these are the most attractive sort of hook from the Solomon’s and that it is difficult to attach a particular locality to this type unless it is known where they have been made. This collection of eleven hooks is therefore valuable in having a 19th century label detailing an accurate Island location.
|Height||6.50 cm||(2.56 inches)|