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Koa Iwa Bird Rectangular Wood Charm (2 Quantity Options)

Koa Iwa Bird Rectangular Wood Charm (2 Quantity Options)

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These Koa Iwa Bird Wood Charms are laser engraved and made from sustainably sourced Koa wood. The Iwa (Frigate) Bird symbolizes voyage and discovery. These charms are lightweight, yet they capture the natural beauty and strength of Hawaii. 

The 'iwa bird, also known as the frigate bird, holds significant cultural and symbolic importance in Hawaiian culture. Renowned for its impressive wingspan and remarkable ability to soar high and navigate long distances over the ocean, the 'iwa is often seen as a symbol of guidance, endurance, and navigation.

In Hawaiian lore, it is considered a kupua (a shape-shifter) and a messenger between the gods and humans. The 'iwa's ability to glide effortlessly above the sea for weeks at a time without landing is metaphorically linked to the journey of life, symbolizing resilience, perseverance, and the ability to navigate life's challenges with grace and strength. This bird is revered in Hawaiian chants and hula, symbolizing a connection to the spiritual realm and the vastness of the ocean, reminding Hawaiians of their ancestral roots and their deep connection with nature.

  • Koa Wood
  • Available in 2 quantities:
    • 1 piece
    • 2 pieces as a matched pair
  • Dimensions:
    • Length: 1-3/4 inches
    • Width: 3/8 inch
    • Depth: 1/8 inch
  • Jewelry samples are for inspiration. If you'd like to commission a similar custom piece, please contact us!
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About the Artist

Manny is located on the Big Island of Hawaii and all of his pieces are personally created by him on the Island. He has been around woodworking for the last 20 years of his life.  Inspired by his grandfather who would always be in his shop making crafts to sell at the market, he would help him occasionally with sanding wood. Manny's father eventually learned the craft from his grandfather, and Manny is now perpetuating the craft for his ohana.

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