A māhē (sinker) made from a volcanic type stone grey in colour with orange staining. There is a drilled hole for attaching plaited flax rope. Māhē were used to weigh down the base of fishing nets.
Pā Kāhawai fishing lure, used to catch pelagic fish (fish that live near the water's surface rather than on the bottom) such as Kāhawai and Kingfish. Pā kāhawai were trolled behind waka (canoes) in estuaries, or close to coastlines, using lines of finely plaited muka (flax fibre).
Pā : fishing lure with a pāua shell inlay
Kāhawai: type of fish, mainly found in coastal seas, harbours and estuaries, and when they enter saltier water in rivers
Read more here
>Te Hī īka- Māori fishing techniques https://teara.govt.nz/en/te-hi-ika-maori-fishing/page-2
> Te mahi kai - Māori food production https://teara.govt.nz/en/te-mahi-kai-food-production-economics
max dimension: 160mm 200grams
subject area: Social Science, Māori, Pacifica, The Arts
specific themes: Māori, Tool, Hī Ika (fishing with a hook and line), Fishing
handling collection number: HC84