This handmade bowl straight from my workshop is made from Hawaiian mango knotted wood. Burned in the center is the Lōkahi which stands for unity, accord and harmony. It’s a Hawaiian symbol made of three small triangles arranged to shape a bigger one. Kahi is the short version for the word ‘ekahi, the number one. Around it is the Polynesian Ocean waves pattern and around the outside is a Polynesian Shark tooth pattern. The bowl is treated with an organic beeswax citrus oil mixture.
Shark teeth or niho mano deserve a space of their own. Sharks are one of the favorite forms that aumakua choose to appear to man. They represent protection, guidance and strength as well as ferocity however, they are also symbols of adaptability in many cultures.
Approximately 4 inches (10.16 cm) in diameter.