Rare 19th Century Kou w/Lid Poi Container For Sale
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Rare 19th Century Kou w/Lid Poi Container:
- Rare 19th century Kou wood serving container
- Inside for Kukui Nut Relish
- Coloring is rich dark brown with wavy medium dark and light grain lines throughout
- Measures 14" x 4" inside 5" x 3"
- From a private collection in Maui
Kou has a rich, dark brown heartwood with darker streaks and no discernible annual growth rings. Bowls were carved from the heartwood closest to the sapwood, and as an added design element the yellow sapwood was carefully incorporated as decoration against the dark heartwood for dramatic contrast," Irving Jenkins' The Hawaiian Calabash, Editions, Ltd., Honolulu, 1989, p.73-74.