19TH C. MICRONESIAN SHELL SCRAPERS TOOLS
Period/Date: 19th century
Materials: Tridacna shell or similar?
Description: A pair of contoured shell scrapping tools. On a coral atoll where no stone or metal tools were available these were used for everything from cleaning fish to scooping breadfruit and beyond. Written in pencil on the largest example is "nomwin" and "Magur" (fish) on the smaller specimen. Photos are a bit overexposed but the shells show more detail and have strong textured surfaces in person.
Dimensions: Length 2.5- 3 1/8" (6.5- 8 cm)
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