The moon, Mahina, personified goddess Hina She gave us the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth each month without fail. By her very nature of predictability, she was a reliable source of information that insured survival for generations. Just as lunar patterns and cycles were distinguished by nightly observations, so were correlating patterns and cycles noted in the sky, land and among living things on earth. Planting and fishing patterns were developed in alignment with lunar patterns that gave optimum yields. The times for resting fishing grounds or gardens were just as important, and also widely known, because of the moon. Organized Hawaiian time with the passing of each moon phase was the passing of each day. Each cycle is made up of 30 days. Our lunar calendar is divided into three periods: ho‘onui (growing bigger), poepoe (round), and emi (decreasing).
Made from soft neoprene wetsuit material. Pouch is waterproof lined. Top zipper has rubber splash-proof enclosure. Pouch is 9.5" by 8.6".