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Ethnology of Manihiki and Rakahanga

Plate 8. Fish Nets and Netting Needle

Plate 8. Fish Nets and Netting Needle.

A. Baited bag net (kupanga tata): hoop of ngangie wood about 14 inches in diameter; depth of net, 12 inches; suspensory cords from hoop; coral sinker.

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B. Flying fish net (rupanga maroro) showing handle, frame, crossbar, and net (fig. 76).

C. Wooden netting needle (hika), 11.2 inches long (fig. 72).