Ethnology of Tokelau Islands
A netting needle (fig. 25, c) of puapua or other light wood carries the cord in making the meshes of a net. The netting cord is wound lengthwise on the shaft, through the slits at the ends into the recesses. The loaded stick serves as a shuttle to release the cord as needed and as a needle to lead the cord through the meshes as they are knotted.