Pacific Pearl Shell Tattoo Hook BRPS169
- Pacific Hook Carved from Pearl Shell
- Samoan Tattoo patterns carved into the piece
- Variation of Hook shape with Galu – Wave shape
- Adjustable string length for comfortable fit
Fishing Hook – Circle of Life
The importance of Pacific Shell Hooks to the survival of the Samoan and Pacific people cannot be understated. Bait was never used in ancient times, instead the curvature and the shine of the shell hook was used to attract sea game.
The edges are carefully carved with Samoan Motifs and Tattoo symbols.
Hooks are worn as a sign of leadership, the bearer of the hook is the provider for the family or ‘aiga’ and uses his energy to ensure their continued success and livelihood.
Master Shell Pendants
Taking pride in our Pacific Culture is important in keeping it alive and thriving. This Pacific Pendant is only available from janetssamoa.com and joins our growing Master Pendant collection. Made in Samoa and representing the best in Pacific Jewellery and Craftsmanship.