Hand Carved w/ Numerous Repairs - From Important Estate - Maui Style Was Used Exclusively by Ali‘i (Chiefs)
One of the finest and definitely the most important Calabash we've ever had the pleasure to list online! The elegant gentle curved inward lip shape of this Calabash is known as the Maui Style, reserved for Ali‘i High Chiefs! Hand carved and remains untouched from Aunty Rose Kepoikai's Collection of Hawaiian heirlooms! It retains the original French polish that gives it an amazing rich glow that cannot be captured on film!
The repairs found throughout are called Poho and Huini. Poho are the larger patches and the Huini are the smaller pieces used to secure it. Very dramatic and stunning work!
Aunty Rose was known throughout Maui as the Matriarch that raised generations of children as her own, contributing to Hawaiian culture and society, and living through 4 Generations of Hawaiian Monarchs. In the scanned article, there mentions her story and the home that is revered as a museum of priceless Hawaiian heirlooms and antiques! Copies of a newspaper article and photocopies of the Aunty Rose and her family will be provided to the winning bidder.
Dimensions 15" Diameter x 8.5" Height! Weight 4 Pounds and 12 Ounces! Original French Polish Hand Carved VERY RARE Kou Wood Maui Style Inward Curved Design, Used by Ali'i Numerous Native Repairs Throughout - Poho and Huini International Customers please contact us for exact shipping costs