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Plate XIII.  Various Instruments, & Utensils, of the Natives of Otaheite, & of the adjacent Islands.


Plate XIII. Various Instruments, & Utensils, of the Natives of Otaheite, & of the adjacent Islands.

18. A Mother-of-pearl Fish hook, two inches long.

19. A Fish-hook made of wood, and pointed with a piece of shell, three inches and three quarters long.

20. A Fish-hook made of a large Pinna-marina shell, three inches and three quarters long.

21. Another Fish-hook, made of a large Pinna-marina shell, three inches and three quarters long.

22. Another ditto, made of Mother-of-pearl, two inches long.

23. Another ditto, three quarters of an inch in length.

24. Another ditto, made of Pinna-marina shell, one inch and half long.

25. Another ditto, made of two pieces of Mother-of-pearl, one for the shank, the other for the point. The line is fastened both at the top and bottom. The points of these hooks are sometimes barbed like ours; at the bottom they tie some hair.

26. Three Pearls tied together by plaited hair, worn as an ornament for the ears:
each pearl was about the size of a small pea.

27. Sting of a Sting-Ray, used to point their lances and arrows, four inches and a half long.


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