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If you have been to Hawaii, it is very likely you’ve seen the makau. It’s also likely that you might not know the enormous cultural importance of the fish hook. A symbol of safe passage over water, the makau has held a deep cultural significance throughout the Hawaiian Island chain and the Polynesian Triangle for over a thousand years. It’s for those reasons that OluKai used an image of a makau as their logo.