Mama Tako – Octopus Cuff Bracelet



Mama takos to guard your wrist – an elegant and classy way to wear the ocean.

After laying and securing her clutch of eggs, female octopuses sit with them, passing water over eggs until the babies emerge between 2-10 months later. They don’t eat, or hunt during this time, their sole activity is protecting their young. Once hatched, the mother dies, and the cycle begins anew. (For more, here’s an extraordinary story of a deep ocean mama that sat with her eggs for 53 months!)


He’e (octopus, tako)

Ola has many meanings in Hawaiian, among them are life, health, well-being; alive, living; heal, survive, thrive. Each design in the Ola Collection is inspired by something that sustained and helped the ancient Hawaiians thrive.

In Hawaii, octopuses are called he’e (in Hawaiian, with a glottal stop between the two e’s) and tako (the Japanese word for it) and if we are lucky, we see them when diving. Deeply intelligent, they have multiple ways to defend themselves – black ink, camouflage, even squirting water. (There’s more about them in our blog) We enjoy their company on dives for both playfulness and inventiveness – even when very small these wonderful creatures will pull themselves up to size to intimidate a photographer!


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Two had-sculpted octopuses keeping watch – all sterling silver.

  • Tako/octopus measures approx 18 x 15 mm at bottom, 14 mm tall
  • Solid sterling silver (18K gold vermeil on request)
  • Hand-carved, cast & soldered
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • S-M Bracelet measures 7″ (+1″ gap) (allow room for the octopuses which take up a little room in the cuff)
  • M-L Bracelet measures 8″ (+1″ gap) (allow room for the octopuses which take up a little room in the cuff)
  • Please let us know if you would like a bigger size
  • You may also like the other Octopus designs
  • More information on vermeil can be found in the blog


Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

S-M, L

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