Hawaii Koa Naturals

Hawaiian calabashes are thought to be some of the most beautiful bowls created in Polynesian culture. They are usually round in shape, probably inspired by gourds and coconuts, which were commonly used as containers by the Hawaiians. Because of the great amount of labor it took to make one, most were possessions of Hawaiian royalty. Crew members of Captain James Cook, who first came to the Hawaiian Islands in 1778, thought that the perfectly round vessels rivaled those turned on a lathe. Many of Scott’s turnings reflect the traditional shapes and sizes while others are uniquely sculpted into various modern designs.

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turnings and calabashes