Framed Marlin Hook Motif BRF103
- Marlin Bill Carved into Symbolic Piece
- Samoan Tattoo Carvings Inked
- Black Coral stems frame the main piece
- Wooden Framing Tied in traditional seafaring way
- Piece may be Hung on Wall or Stand on flat surface
- Dimensions (Width, Height, Depth): 12 inches x 11 inches
This symbolic piece shows two elements of the sea hunt – the tools of the hunter and the sea prey. Marlin were so rarely caught in the old days that Marlin Bill and meat were highly prized and sought after. An amazing piece which demonstrates the connection between Man and Nature in the Circle of Life.
Ancient Mastery of the Sea
The Frame of this piece is notable in that it is made of Samoan Hard wood planks tied in the fashion that the ancient sailing vessels were. So secure and seamless were the wood binding of the ancient sea vessels that the First Samoans were able to build countless sea faring vessels of different sizes for different use – whether specifically for hunting, for transporting food and people short distances or for long voyages, the mastery of vessel construction given the limited resources is a testament to Pacific Ingenuity.