Koa urns

Koa urn with splines

Koa urn with splines

Koa urns in this style are available in these sizes:

Item#      price       h        w           d
2105-ul    380     8 3/4x 61/4  x 5 1/4
2105-ul    380     9 1/4 x 6 3/8  x 5 3/8
2105-um  225     5 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 7/8
2105-uml  295    8           x5  x     5
2105-us    160    4 5/8 x 3 3/4  X2 7/8
2184-urn  225   5 3/8 x  4 3/4 x 3 7/8
2184-urn  175   4 5/8 x 3 3/4 x.  2
2184-urn395 395  8 5/8 x 63/8×5 3/8

The bottom is attached with four removable screws.  To take the bottom off, unscrew three of the four acres completely and one partially  lift the bottom off using the partially attached screws.

The wood used to make these urns is  solid Acacia koa, found only in the Hawaiian Islands.  Other woods are also available, including monkeypod which can be very beautiful.

Coming from the species of flowering tree in the pea family, koa was used by ancient Hawaiians to make canoes, spears, and sometimes used for calabashes1. The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu.

Famous Locations:

Mele:

`Ōlelo Noeau: [I] E ola koa. Live like a koa tree. Live a long time, like a koa tree in the forest. [II] Ha‘alele i Puna na hoaloha e. Left in Puna are the friends. Said of one who has deserted his friends. Originally said of Hi‘iaka when she left Puna. [III] Ka ulu koa i kai o Oneawa. The koa grove down at Oneawa. From the legend of Hi‘iaka. Canoes are sometimes referred to as the koa grove at the sea, for canoes in ancient times were made of koa.  Lihu‘e ho‘a wahie lala koa. Lihu‘e lights fires with koa branches. Lihu‘e, O‘ahu, once had a grove of koa trees whose brances were used for firewood.

Reforestation efforts are ongoing on the Big Island and on Maui, to recover the species from the devastation caused by clear-cutting for ranching and more recently, invasive forest animals.

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