Makau - Hawaiian Fish Hook
The makau played a integral roll in Polynesian culture. Makau were made form animal teeth and various shells. Polynesians respected the makau because it was used to provide food for the native villages. The makau was used in everyday fishing by the lawai'a, fishermen.
In many Polynesian mythology, the god Maui used the makau to pull up the islands. The makau is a symbol of beauty, strength, prosperity, and fertility.
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