12" Hand Carved Wooden Makau (Hawaiian Fish Hook)
The makau is not only a symbol of beauty, strength, prosperity, and fertility but also played a integral roll in Polynesian culture. Polynesians respected the makau because it was used to provide food for the native villages, it was used in everyday fishing by the lawai'a (fishermen). In Polynesian mythology, Maui used his hook to pull up the islands that we now know as the Hawaiian Islands.
These makau are made from Suar wood which is a type of mahogany… They have a light coat of wax to prevent the wood from getting nicked up easily which also brings out the grain colors..
If you plan on having the piece outdoors you may want to coat it with some sort of polyurethane after awhile to keep it looking nice.
Each makau will vary slightly from the grain to the color on each piece.
This is for one 16" makau.. If buying multiple items we will do our best to pack them together to save you on the shipping charge..