The Polynesians believe that family ties is the most valued possession and the greatest blessing that they have. Keeping track of their genealogy line and family connections is very important, even today. The children are taught at very young age to know their family lines and traditions. Respect, love and appreciation for the family members is instilled and practiced in their daily living. They sacrifice their lives and everything they possess to take care and help one another.
Each line represents the family generation. Each twist represents an eternal family tie, respect, love, and sacrifice. It was a reminder for every generation, that when a family member passes away, they must strengthen one another and keep the family tie strong. Their love and respect for one another must always come first before anything else in this life. No matter what happens, the family must always come first.