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Gaff hook made of iron bent at two near right angles with a pointed tip and attached to a wooden shaft by means of fibre rope that wraps around the shaft of the hook and emerges out the side of the wooden shaft through a hole as two twined strands joined with a woven ball at the ends. The wooden shaft is cylindrical tapering towards the butt end where it flares outwards slightly. The wooden shaft is decorated with a burnt poker-work linear and dot design at the neck. Two lengths of wire are secured around the wooden shaft above and below the design.

History Of Use

Used as gaff hook in fishing.

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