Good news. I got an email from Heendei, the Tlingit in the halibut hook videos.
I can buy the Tlingit halibut hook kits for $65USD (off shore shipping might kill you.) Cross-border into Canada, some blood-sucker will think of a freight charge.
If I can work out paper patterns from what I have found in museum collections, I'll share. I'll make them as proof of concept. I will never copy Heendei's work, although I can.
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This is a major difference between your world and mine. Neolithic activity is alive and well, all around us here in this day and time. Down my street, down the road, on the river, all around us, all the time. Nobody blinks, it's quite normal. The west coast art and carving work is everywhere, just a part of living.
Ah, Mr Lord. He’s the bloke who started me off way back when too. You’re right, he does know a little bit. I had a hand axe of his, but it got nicked a while back. And I don’t mean by Poppy. Beautiful thing.
Cracking name Mookaite, I must get some to make a ring for Emm.
That is stunning though. Looks like it’s just come out of a hot forge.
Our Pacific Northwest First Nations salmon spears are very different = a yoke and 2 barbs crafted from antler. That captures the fish. They are split down the back, not the belly, to be hung up to smoke dry for a few weeks.