Halibut hook British Columbia, Canada Carved... - Lot 7 - Giquello

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Halibut hook British Columbia, Canada Carved... - Lot 7 - Giquello
Halibut hook British Columbia, Canada Carved and painted wood L. 27.5 cm The indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, including the Tlingit, Haida and Kwakiutl of British Columbia (Canada) and as far south as Alaska, used carved wooden hooks with metal barbs to catch halibut, a predatory fish that often lives close to the seabed and can weigh over 250 kg. The hook's function was to spiritually attract and physically capture the prey. Decorated with a stylized bird figure, this very old hook shows signs of use (scratches, surface abrasions) attesting to its prolonged use. Condition report: Scratches, surface abrasions Weak links
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