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Very Rare Massive Hand Carved "maui Style" Kou Wood Calabash 18th/19th Century For Sale
This week we are featuring two of the RAREST & LARGEST Calabashes that have EVER been offered on the internet! CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE OTHER CALABASH!
VERY RARE MASSIVE Hand Carved "Maui Style" Kou Wood Calabash Late-18th to Early-19th Century
Numerous Native Repairs including the rare "kepakepa" type of repairs (to turn back on itself) - Stone Carved - Maui Style Was Used Exclusively by Ali‘i Chiefs
This Fresh Estate Find is an absolutely amazing artifact, there has never been any Calabash bowls of this size ever offered on the internet! The elegant curved inward shape of this Calabash is known as the Maui Style, reserved for Ali‘i High Cheifs! Hand carved with stone tools without the use of metal, this is truly a marvel!
About Calabashes ‘Umeke Pakaka (Art and Crafts of Hawaii by Sir Peter H. Buck):"Low wide bowls termed pakaka were the largest made, their diameter far exceeding their height. With wood the craftsmen were able to control details of shape. Thus some variage was made in the curve at which the part of the bowl above its greatest diameter was turned in towards the rim.Though it has been stated that the round bowls were used for poi, the large pakaka bowls were also used for large servings of other foods such as pork and large fish. The food was cut into smaller portions in the bowl to form convenient individual servings"
Dimensions 14.5" Diameter x 6.5" Height!
Weight 5 Pounds and 12 Ounces!
Late 18th Century - Early 19th Century
Hand Carved with Stone Tools without the use of Metal
VERY RARE Kou Wood
Maui Style Inward Curved Design, Used by Ali'i
Numerous Native Repairs Throughout
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Very Rare Massive Hand Carved "maui Style" Kou Wood Calabash 18th/19th Century: $2,275