Metal (iron), Plant (fiber)
3.2 x 2.2 cm
These are five barbless iron one-piece fishhooks with an attached, the snell of the fishing line, and the aho cordage or fishing line. One of the names for barbless fishhooks is 'omau, which means "to hold steadfast." Originally, there were six fishhooks wrapeed in hala leaf.
This object is associated with Bernice Pauahi Bishop
Collection Name: Princess Ruth Keelikolani