Carved Hawaiian Koa Wood Fish Hook Necklace, 'Koa La'au

Brand: kkPacific

SKU: IC003

 $28.95 $14.47

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DETAILS
Width 37.8 mm (1.48 inches)
Heigth 60 mm (2.36 inches)
Origin Hawaii
Material Koa Wood (Acacia koa)
Cord 5 ply double twisted soft cotton
Lashing Traditional Hawaiian
Clasp Koa wood slider & grips

The ancient Hawaiians used hardwood to make fish hooks. 'Koa La'au' means "Koa Wood" in Hawaiian. Koa is a rare, tropical hardwood generally found at elevations of 2,000 plus feet on the upper slopes of the islands of Hawaii (The Big Island) and Maui. It reaches heights of 100 feet or more with trunk area diameters as large as five feet. Today a protected species in Hawaii, this one of a kind, native wood is prized for it's beautiful array of color and lustrous grain. Each pendant, front and back, is hand carved, rounded, detailed, and polished. The koa hook comes on 1-size fits all adjustable waterproof beige cotton hand woven cord. The hook is attached to the cord using traditional Hawaiian lashing.