“Aumakua Paddle ~ Original”Woodburn on Mahogany | Wood Paddle
18" x 60" | Original
This paddle depicts a sea turtle or 'honu'. In Hawaiian mythology, an ʻaumakua' is a personal or family god that originated as a deified ancestor, and which takes on physical forms such as spirit vehicles. An 'aumakua' may manifest as a shark, owl, bird, octopus, or inanimate objects such as plants or rocks. The artist has burned the design onto a locally made mahogany paddle. Artwork is signed by the artist.