HAWAIIAN HONU TURTLE FAMILY BONE PENDANT NECKLACE
- Exquisitely handcrafted detailed honu (turtle) Mother with her two babies and an older child pendant carved from bone & adjustable so you can wear it as a choker close to your neck or wear it longer like a pendant .* Measures approx. 1 3/4" H x 1 1/2" W
- In Hawaii, legend tells about a green sea turtle, Kauila, who could change herself into a girl to watch over the children playing at Punalu'u Beach on the Big Island. When Kauila's mother dug her nest, a fresh water spring surged upward, quenching the children's thirst. Kauila is the "mythical mother" of all turtles, and perhaps of our children as well. It's also said that turtles were the guides for the first voyagers to Hawaii.
- Necklace is completely adjustable from 14" - 28" using the sliding knot system.
- Note: No endangered species were used in the making of this necklace, most are carved from buffalo bones.
The honu, or Hawaiian sea turtle, is the Hawaiian symbol of longevity, peace, humility and the spirit within, according to Blaine Kamalani Kia, Aloha Festivals cultural adviser, so it is no wonder that the festival's 2005 theme, "Na Honu Hawaii -- The Spirit Within," pays tribute to the sea creatures.
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