This is a Vintage and Very Unique Abalone and Bone Fishing Hook from the Siassi Island, Huon Gulf, Papua New Guinea. This finishing hook is carved from shell and the stem is bone.
The shell hook is attached to the bone with natural fiber. The hook is carved to a point with serrated edges near the top.
The humble fish hook derives its form from its function: to catch fish. But in cultures where fishing is central to the way of life, the crafting of fish hooks is elevated to a form of art. This is a beautifully made fish hook and would be a wonderful addition to your collection. Mid-20th Century COMES ON A STAND Shows some age and Natural Wear, One of a Kind and Museum Quality. 7.5 Inches Tall 8 1/4 Inches Tall on Stand 3 3/4 Inch Hook 8 Inch Fish Line AT BACARA WE STAND BEHIND ALL OF OUR MERCHANDISE.
YOUR SATISFACTION IS OUR MAIN GOAL, AND WE THANK YOU FOR SHOPPING AT BACARA. The item "Papua New Guinea Shell Fishing Hook Siassi Bone Albacore Shell Fishing Hook" is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2020.This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Pacific Islands & Oceania". The seller is "bacara-online" and is located in Overland Park, Kansas. This item can be shipped worldwide.