Hawaiian Makau

This one is made from the fossilized ivory of an extinct species – the Mastodon or Mammoth (two different species incidentally) – which last roamed the earth up until around 8,000 years ago when the ice was still pretty much everywhere, thanks to Global Warming. Prey of both Homo Erectus and Homo Sapiens albeit in separate times (especially) and places, Mammoth kill sites have been found from as long ago as 40,000 years to as recently as 10,000 years – from Late to the Early Paleolithic Era, and until the end of the Pleistocene when they became extinct. Known in Hawaiian as the makau, the fish hook pendant stands for everything that is good and promises its wearer prosperity, strength and good luck.
In the early days of Polynesian settlement in Hawaii, the ancient fishermen created fish-hooks out of every available material they could find. Using tools and files made from coral and stone, they chipped and carved fishhooks out of whale and human bones, shell and wood and even from the teeth of dogs! The makau was used to catch fish in the open water and the fishermen had such fine fishing skills that they would use different hooks for different types of fish… Nowadays, the fish hook necklace is made of several different types of material such as koa wood, mother of pearl, fossil bone or in some cases, from ancient mammoth ivory and shark teeth.

I want to get a set of grips for the Ed Brown that look like this…


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