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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Huewai...


A beautiful huewai, or water gourd with coconut sennit netting and coral stopper. The pattern is made in the traditional way of cutting off the green skin in the lights parts and leaving the green skin on where you want the dark pattern to emerge. Tannin from Koa tree bark is put into the gourd and where the skin is left intact, the tannin canʻt evaporate and thus makes the darkened area. Ingenious...

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