Hinaki

This is one of the Māori taonga in our collection.

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Description
Eel trap made from stem of mangimangi (a small creeper). Stems are bent inward in a cluster at bottom of trap which was baited with a dead bird. Eel is pushed through the stems from the outside but cannot push back through. Eel is removed through the hole in top.
Accession number
222

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