Fish Hook

Artist: Unknown

Culture/People: Maori

Place: New Zealand

Media: Wood, shell, bone and flax cord

Dims: 1.25 x 4.25 in.

Date: mid-19th century

Description: Selected by student curator Qootsvenma “Taka” Denipah-Cook (Ohkay Owingeh) for his exhibition in the 2018 Eye Opener Hands-On exhibition.

I chose this for two reasons, the first being I enjoy fishing. It’s relaxing and a good way to relieve stress. The second is the inlaying of the shell was beautiful to me.

RTC No: OC0058
Gift of Ralph T. Coe, 2011

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