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carvingHook
1 1/2
Design #GH9
$60
Fish hooks were one of the earliest functional uses of bone in many primitive cultures, including the Native Americans of New England predating the arrival of Europeans.

The early Maori hooks were made from the bones of the moa, a now extinct ostrich-like bird that was 8 to 9 feet tall. Because bone is such a durable material, bone hooks have survived as artifacts. In New Zealand, hooks are often given to young boys as a first carving. They not only symbolize abundance, but also represent self-sufficiency.

The simplicity of the lines of a hook demonstrate that 'less is more'. They are very soothing to the touch.