My friend Al and I found this amazing store in Cruz Bay called The Bamboo Studio. They design beautiful hook bracelets and other nautical creations.
We were both fascinated by the hook bracelet they have in different metals. One of my insta-sons told us of the meaning behind them and we were hooked.
The hook bracelet has been worn by islanders in the Carribean for centuries.
Folklore states, that if you weat the open end of the hook pointed up toward your heart, your love is taken. And if you wear your hook with the open end of it worn down, away from your heart, your love is free or a subtle sign that you are unattached or single.
The symbolism is enchanting.
“Oh God, Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.”