He luelue ka ʻupena e kuʻu ai.
“The fine-meshed net is the one to let down into the sea.”
A fine-meshed net misses nothing, big or small. In seeking wealth, the small things are just as important as the big ones.
Source: ‘Ōlelo No‘eau, by Mary Kawena Pukui
A painting of master throw-net maker ‘Uncle’ Charlie Pereira, by Marylin Newton, based on a photograph of him when he was a teenager.