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Fish Art - Ancient Hawaiian Hook Designs by Louie the Fish

Each Hook is an exact Museum Quality replica of hooks actually used to catch fish by a wide variety of South Pacific cultures, most popular being the Hawaiian circular action bone hook pendants.

Hand-carved from Bone, Pearl shell, Green Jade, or Black Jade – each begins as a pencil sketch on the material so no two are exactly alike.

Hand-braided and lashed cord with Buffalo horn toggle (for a custom fit).

Fish are very accurate but also animate, with realistic inlaid abalone shell eyes. Many are custom carved for Fish scientists or game fisherman in great detail.

A unique gift for anglers or non-anglers of any gender, and a proven lucky charm

louie_green9.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #9
$80.00
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 5/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_green_15.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #15
$96.00
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 7/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_bone13.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #13
$56.00
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 7/8
3-Barb Style
louie_bone19.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #19
$56.00
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 3/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_black5.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #5
$86.00
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/4
3-barb hook
louie_black8.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #8
$86.00
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 3/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_pearl6.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #6
$56.00
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_silver.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Silver Plated
$100.00
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
3-barb hook
louie_turtle_pearl.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Turtle in Pearl Shell
shell measures 7/8" x 15/16"
louie_turtle_1ps.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Turtle in Pearl Shell
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
louie_turtle_2black.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Turtle in Black Jade
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
louie_turtle_3green.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Turtle in Green Jade
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
louie_seal.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone Seal
approximately 2 3/4 x 7/8
louie_pearl1.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #1
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_pearl3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #3
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 3/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_pearl2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #2
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/4
3-barb hook
louie_pearl4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #4
approximately 7/8 x 1 3/4
4-barb hook
louie_pearl5.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #5
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/4
3-barb hook
louie_pearl7.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #7
approximately 7/8 x 1 3/8
3-barb hook
louie_pearl8.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #8
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_pearl4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #9
approximately 1 x 1 7/8
4-barb hook
louie_pearl10.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #10
SOLD
louie_pearl11.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #11
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/2
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_pearl12.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #12
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 7/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_pearl13.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #13
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/4
3-barb hook
louie_pearl14.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #14
approximately 3/4 x 1 3/8
4-barb hook
louie_pearl15.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #15
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/4
3-barb hook
louie_pearl17.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #17
SOLD
louie_pearl18.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Pearl Shell #18
SOLD
louie_blackmatte1.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #1
approximately 1 3/4 x 2
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_blackmatte2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #2
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 7/8
3-barb hook
louie_blackmatte3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #3
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 5/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_blackmatte4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #4
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/4
3-barb hook
louie_blackmatte5.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #5
approximately 1 x 1 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_blackmatte6.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #6
approximately 1 x 1 3/4
4-barb hook
louie_blackmatte7.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #7
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/4
3-barb hook
louie_blackmatte8.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #8
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 1/2
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_blackmatte9.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #9
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 3/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_blackmatte10.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #10
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 5/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_blackmatte11.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #11
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 1/2
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_blackmatte12.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #12
approximately 1 x 2
4-barb hook
louie_blackmatte13.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #13
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 3/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_blackmatte14.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #14
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/8
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_blackmatte15.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #15
SOLD
louie_blackmatte16.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Matte Black Jade #16
SOLD
louie_bone_1.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #1
approximately 1 1/8 x 2
3-barb hook
louie_bone_2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #2
approximately 1 1/8 x 2
3-barb hook
louie_bone_3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #3
approximately 7/8 x 1 3/4
4-barb hook
louie_bone_4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #4
approximately 3/4 x 1 3/8
3-barb hook
louie_bone_5.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #5
approximately 3/4 x 1 7/8
4-barb hook
louie_bone7.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #7
approximately 1 x 1 1/4
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_bone8.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #8
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/8
2-barb (High small) circle hook
louie_bone9.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #9
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 1/2
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_bone10.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #10
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 7/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_bone12.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #12
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 1/2
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_bone14.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #14
approximately 7/8 x 1 3/8
3-barb hook
louie_bone15.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #15
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 7/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook

louie_bone16.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #16
approximately 1 x 1 3/4
4-barb hook
louie_bone17.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #17
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/4 Thin
3-barb hook
louie_bone18.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #18
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
3-barb hook
louie_bone20.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #20
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
3-barb hook
louie_bone21.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #21
approximately 1 x 1 3/4
4-barb hook
louie_bone22.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #22
approximately 1 x 1 7/8
4-barb hook
louie_bone23.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Bone #23
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/2
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_black1.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #1
approximately 1 3/4 x 2 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_black2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #2
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_black3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #3
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 5/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_black4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #4
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/4
3-barb hook
louie_black6.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #6
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 1/2
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_black7.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #7
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_black9.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #9
approximately 1 x 1 5/8
4-barb hook
louie_black10.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #10
approximately 1 x 1 5/8
4-barb hook
louie_black11.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #11
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 1/4
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_black12.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #12
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
3-barb hook

louie_black13.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #13
approximately 3/4 x 1 1/4
3-barb hook
louie_black16.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #16
approximately 1 x 1 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_black17.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #17
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/8
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_black18.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #18
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/2
2-barb (Low) circle hook

louie_black19.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #19
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 7/8
3-Barb Style

louie_black20.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Black Jade #20
3-barb style hook
louie_1.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade Necklace #1
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/8
louie_2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade Necklace #2
approximately 7/8 x 1 3/4
louie_3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade Necklace #3
approximately 1/2 x 1 1/4
louie_4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade Necklace #4
approximately 7/8 x 1 3/4
louie_greenj1_sm.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #1
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/4
3-barb hook
louie_green2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #2
approximately 1 x 1 3/4
4-barb hook
louie_green3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #3
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 7/8
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_green4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #4
approximately 1 x 1 3/4
4-barb hook
louie_green8.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #8
approximately 1 x 1 5/8
4-barb hook
louie_green10.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #10
approximately 1 1/4 x 1 1/2
2-barb (High) circle hook
louie_green11.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #11
approximately 7/8 x 1 3/8
3-barb hook
louie_green12.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #12
approximately 1 x 1 5/8
4-barb hook
louie_green13.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #13
approximately 1 x 1 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_green14.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Green Jade #14
approximately 1 x 1 1/4
2-barb (Low) circle hook
louie_ab1.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #1
approximately 1 x 1 5/8
3-barb hook
louie_ab2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #2
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/8
2-barb circle hook
louie_ab3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #3
approximately 7/8 x 1 1/2
4-barb hook
louie_ab4.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #4
approximately 1 3/8 x 2 1/8
3-barb hook
louie_abalone1.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #5
approximately 1 3/8 x 1 5/8
2-barb circle hook
louie_abalone2.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #6
SOLD
louie_abalone3.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #7
SOLD
louie_abalone_8.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #8
$180.00
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 1/8
2-barb circle hook
louie_abalone_9.jpg Hand Carved Pacific Island Fish Hook - Red Abalone #9
$180.00
approximately 1 1/8 x 1 3/4
3-barb hook
For over 35 years, Louie the Fish has become a legend all across the South Pacific as a master carver of ancient Hawaiian and other Polynesian cultural fishhooks. His designs are accurate replicas of hooks that have been collected by archeologists and were used by ancient fisherman to catch many types of fish. He has become an authority on the subject through his art, which was stimulated by his time spent at the University of Hawaii.

In 2006, Louie traveled to the Peoples Republic of China to train jade carvers in Sihui, a town with a long history of excellence in carving jade, shell, and many other precious stones, dating back thousands of years.

These carvers now produce an exclusive line of beautiful and accurate reproductions of Louie’s most famous designs, artfully hand carved in bone, pearl shell, and rare green and black jade. His ability to “freeze” a likeness in these materials is based on his affinity for and personal knowledge of sea-life and life at sea.

Great attention is paid to purity and balance of form, careful hand rounding, and fine polishing to produce a hook at the same high level of craftsmanship evident in so many of the ancient Polynesian fishhooks one can view in museums around the world. Each hook is carefully hand-lashed using the traditional Polynesian technique to attach a fishhook to a fishing line, and each cord is hand braided from special fiber to replicate the ancient cordage. Fishook Replica Pendants by Louie the Fish are wonderful and unique gifts, and a true reflection of the life and art of the Ancient Polynesians.