Aloha! When you see a symbol of my hand in gold next to the description that means the Makau is custom made to order.
Custom made orders may take 2-3+ weeks to carve and ship out. Mahalo Nui!

I am backordered, please email me if you have any questions about a custom made piece. Mahalo!


$1,450.00 $1,522.50

Custom made makau by Po'okelaCustom Made by Po'okela

The Kanakamana Makau is carved from spalted Koa wood and white Fossilized Walrus. This sacred Hawaiian wood is renowned for its warmth and richness, and is sustainably harvested from the Big Island of Hawai’i. This piece exudes boldness and strength, making it a beautiful and rare find in the Hawaiian Fish Hook Collection. The koa is coated with a water-resistant finish and the Walrus is polished to a brilliant shine.

*Chord is adjustable to fit over all head shapes and sizes.

4 in stock

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Ships from: Hawai'i
Hand made in Hawai'i by Po'okela

Custom made makau by Po'okela  Custom made orders can take up to 2-3+ weeks to carve and ship out. Please call or email us if you would like this piece as a gift for someone and need the order expedited. (It is possible to carve and ship out within 1-5 days, just shoot us a message and we will get back to you.)
  • Design: Kanakamana
  • Material: Spalted Koa Wood & Fossilized Walrus Tusk
  • Lash Style: Traditional Hawaiian
  • Cord: Hand Twisted Adjustable (Black)
  • End Beads: Fossilized Walrus Tusk
  • Dimensions: 2.75 – 3″
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Gift Box/Bag Included With Purchase: Yes
  • Shipping: FREE to USA, includes tracking number.
  • Additional charges may apply for international orders.

Special Note: I have enough material to make 4 of these.


To ensure the best care of your fossilized mammoth ivory makau, it is important to keep it dry and avoid contact with any liquids. If it comes into contact with fresh or salt water, it can lead to deterioration and discoloration, as well as splintering and cracking of the surface. To maintain its condition, wipe it down with a dry and clean cloth.

To care for your makau carved from fossilized walrus ivory, simply wipe it down with a dry cloth to remove any grease and body oils, which will bring out its natural shine. Fossilized walrus ivory is an extremely durable material and is naturally water-resistant, due to the animal's time spent in the water. No animals were harmed in the processing of this material, as the tusk is excavated from beneath the ground.

To ensure your makau carved from wood remains in good condition, Po'okela applys a multi-layer water-resistant coating to all makau's carved from wood. Additionally, you should occasionally wipe it down with a cloth to remove any grease or residue build-up. Po'okela has been testing his secret cure method for over 5 years and his test pendant has held up under the normal wear and tear of exposing the wood to soap in the shower and salt water in the ocean with no discoloration or deterioration. All in all, you can wear the pendant without worry of discoloration or the pendant getting damaged from normal wear and tear.

To ensure your makau carved from white bone lasts for many years, no special care is required. Bone is one of the most durable materials. However, due to its porous nature, the color may gradually change to a yellowish hue over time as a result of your body oils coming into contact with it. This is a natural process that can even give the piece more character and mana. If you wish to naturally restore its original white color, you can submerge it in salt water and expose it to the sun.


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