Ethnology of Tongareva
Plate 8.—Bonito Hooks and Drinking Bowls
Plate 8.—Bonito Hooks and Drinking Bowls.
A, Bonito hooks with pearl shell shanks and points, and hackles of pigs' bristles: a, back view, lashing of hackle; b, side view, thick head, lashings, and snood; c, front view. B, Drinking bowls (kumete tatau) for roro, rounded bottoms and two projecting lugs, one perforated for suspensory cord and both to give finger support in drinking. a, side view (C2832): diameter at rim on interlug axis, 8.4 inches; cross diameter, 8 inches; axis between lugs does not correspond with longest axis, which is 8.6 inches; suspensory lug is 1.3 inches long, 0.5 inches thick, and projects out from bowl surface for 0.45 inches, and hole 0.2 inches in diameter is bored through middle of base; unperforated lug is 1 inch long, 0.3 inches thick and projects 0.2 inches; rim is bevelled gradually from both sides to blunt edge, outside diameters being about 0.2 inches greater below rim than at rim; thickness of bowl gradually increases from 0.5 inches at level of 0.75 inches below rim to 1 inch at bottom. b, bottom view from outside (C2831): rim diameter of interlug axis, 8.2 inches; cross rim diameter, 7.35 inches; suspensory lug is 1.3 inches long, 0.5 inches thick, and projects 0.45 inches; unperforated lug is 1.2 inches long, 0.4 inches thick, and projects 0.25 inches.page break