19TH C. MICRONESIAN SHELL SCRAPERS TOOLS

Origin:   Micronesia,   Nomwin Island (a large atoll, part of the Hall Islands in the state of Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia  (Provenance:  Ex. Alex Arthur Brussels, 12 years ago.  Collected on the remote Nomwin Island)

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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