2006.009.001

Catalog Date: 
07/24/2009
Gparent: 
4: T&E For Materials
Object Name: 
Needle, Netmaking
Parent: 
Textileworking T&E
Provenance: 
used by Basque Fisherman in Lekeito, Bizkaia
Record As: 
Gift
Record Date: 
4/4/06
Record From: 
Josefina Zugadi Urrosolo
net making needle used by Basque fishermen on the coast in Lekeito; the needle is wood and has a very unique shape to it; it has the look of a n arrow with a point at one end and two tips at the other end jutting out to form an upside down "U" with the needle, if the top is the point at the other end; after the "U" is a portion that narrows slightly then widens to make the point of the arrow which has the look of a very thin spade, with the middle becoming wide and then thin to make the point; the middle of the spade part has an oval shaped hole with a thin wooden pointed rod going out from the bottom and looks like a second point; this rod and the "U" serve to lace netting string around the needle before the point; on the top is a large blue stain on the right side of the oval and slightly below it; the middle on both sides has diagonal etches into the wood to improve grip; found in CS1.CAB3.SHF4 by Jeff Wahsburn on 7/23/2009