Austaras Holiday Season Gift Book!

Austaras Holiday Season Gift Book!

Māori Fish Hook Necklace

Hawaiians have great respect for the ocean, which is where the meaning of the fish hook pendant came from. This meaning of prosperity, strength, good luck and safe travel is known in ancient Hawaii as "the hook from the havens". This provided sustenance and enabled travel.

Fish hooks were also used by island men and women to catch and gut fish, as well as catching and preparing other types of food. The main function for fish hooks today is to wish someone a successful future or good health. They are also used, of course, simply for adornment.

The symbolism and value the fish hook presents spread all over the Pacific Ocean cultures.

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Okohola Whale Tail Pendant

The Whale Tail has a special meaning in Hawaii. It is well known that dolphins and whales always shown support to humans in distress. That is only one of the reasons that Hawaiians has expressed respect for the sea and nature. The Whale is the most important animal in Hawaii, representing the bond between animal and human.

The whale tail pendant  is a symbol protection, speed and strength, and also success, confidence, sensitivity.

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Kāmeli Heart Necklace

This is a hidden heart necklace. The shape of the necklace is especially designed to show the heart in the shadow of the necklace. It is like a token of your special privet love to a person in your life. The curves of the necklace is engraved with Hawaii’s special symbol - the hibiscus flower. Representing delicate beauty and sunshine, in Hawaii it is known that women who wear the flower behind the right ear are single and the left ear represents a woman who is romantically attached.

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Honū Sea Turtle Pendant

For Hawaiian’s, the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, the Honu, is a symbol of good luck in the form of a guardian spirit, or Amakua. For Hawaiians then and now, the Honu represents the navigator, and the eternal link between man, the land and the sea.  One Hawaiian legend tells of a large Honu, Kailua, who would transform into a human girl and served as protector of the Keiki (children) playing along the shore of Punalu’u Beach.

These days, it is believed that the one who carries the Hawaiian sea turtle with him will have good luck, endurance and a long life.

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Honū Arrow Head Pendant

An arrowhead, also known as an arrowpoint, is the pointed tip of an arrow. Throughout history, these tips have been crafted out of numerous materials such as stone, bone, or horn. The arrow shafts that would be home to the handmade arrowheads were constructed out of wood and decorative feathers – all of which were used when hunting for food.

It is long believed that wearing an arrowhead around your neck is a symbol of protection and strength. It has also acted as an icon of courage, protecting whoever wore it from illnesses and negative energy.

In the middle of the arrowhead you’ll find an engraved Hawaiian sea turtle, known as Honu, which symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life.

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Hiōla Hibiscus Flower Bracelet

Hibiscus is common in Hawaii. It is the flower on the well known Hawaiian necklace, which Hawaiians wear to greet newcomers - The hibiscus flower is given to state officials and tourists like a necklace or a wreath, and is a welcome sign. The yellow flower of the hibiscus is on the state flag of Hawaii.  

Girls wear a red hibiscus flower behind the ear. If the flower behind the left ear means that the girl is free and behind the right it is not. It is that symbolic beauty that made this flower be the symbol of delicate beauty and sunshine. The hibiscus flower is also often found to be a tribal dad and means power and respect.

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