Bone needle

Maker
Unknown Maker
Description
In 1974 Waikato Museum acquired a selection of items, including this bone needle, from Graham Jackson. Jackson was a New Zealand anthropologist who spent time living with and researching the Kopon and the Kalam people of the Lower Kaironk Valley in Papua New Guinea.

Jackson fieldnotes: Bone needle without perforation. The labels with these bone needles were destroyed by wetting. Probably manufactured by men and used for making articles.
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Object detail

Media/Materials
Bone.
Measurements
136 x 9 x 8mm - LxWxD
Department collection type
Credit line
Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
Accession number
1974/64/42

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