Hawaiian Ipu - All of our ipu are made on the Big Island of Hawai`i. The ipus are designed and made using the Ni`ihau Ipu Method, an ancient Hawaiian method of ipu making by noted ipu artist, Dawn Karasaki. The ipu make dramatic center and focal pieces.
Buy special arrangement, we are able to bring you her personal artistic Hawaiian ipu creations to the World Wide Web. These Hawaiian ipus are also referred to as ipu "umeke pawehe", or the decorated ipu. A Hawaiian ipu is said to represent a special connection to Hawai`i's people and its past.