Samoan Material Culture
Figure 280.—Fish gorges in British Museum (from Beasley)
Figure 280.—Fish gorges in British Museum (from Beasley).
Beasley (1, p. 23) say, "This contrivance consists of a bulky hank of twisted fibre line (Pandanus?), to which is attached a sinker of water-worn coral (tufa) about 2 inches (5.1 cm.) across From this are two lines of fibre, each ending with sharply pointed wooden gorges 2.75 inches (7 cm.) in length, cut out of some pale wood, with very long bast strings attached."