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Hawaiian Ipu - Ipus from Hawai`i - Ipu Heke - Niihau Method - Ipu Instrument

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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 Method, an ancient Hawaiian method of ipu making. Ipu make dramatic center pieces and immediately conveys a sense of Hawaiiana.

Hawaiian IPUS
Dawn (Hawaiian Ipu Artist)

Authentic Hawaiian Ni`ihau-style Ipu (Gourd) by one of Hawai`i's most talented ipu-makers. Original Hawaiian Ipu Art made exclusively available on the WWW through CAPTAINPICARD.COM

By special arrangement, we are able to bring you her personal artistic Hawaiian ipu creations to the World Wide Web. These Hawaiian ipu are also referred to as "umeke pawehe", or the decorated ipu. A Hawaiian ipu is said to represent a special connection to Hawai`i's people and its past.

About The Ipu Process -

The successful creation of a decorated Hawaiian ipu instrument requires many hours of trial and error and by honing one's artistic skills in the intricacies of this unique art form. These Hawaiian ipu gourds are home-grown near the 2,000 foot elevation level on the slopes of Hualalai volcano on the Big Island. The ipu gourds are only selected if they meet certain criteria such as shape, skin pigmentation, and other characteristics. From planting the ipu seeds to the finished product can take up to 6 to 8 months. The result is a stunning piece of Original Hawaiian ipu artwork that is functional as well as collectable!

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING!

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Hawaiian Ipu - Keiki Monstera #HG92312-1
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Mini Kukui Nut Lei Necklace

Hawaiian Ipu -Pua Lehua #HG11182009-1
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Small Kukui Nut Necklace

Hawaiian Ipu - Red Lily Ekahi Design #HG203RL
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HAWAIIAN IPUS

Hawaiian Ipu - Kukui & Papaya #HG9252012-1A
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PREVIOUSLY SOLD HAWAIIAN IPU GOURDS
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