Craig Mason Acacia Calabash 2.5″ x 6.5″

$210.00

Description

Craig Mason Acacia Calabash 2.5″ x 6.5″

About the Artist:

Craig Mason, Hawai‘i Woodturner, learned to love forests, trees and working with wood at an early age.  He was introduced to woodturning as a teenager in school wood shop classes.  All of those interests were put on hold for several decades while he finished school, served in the United States Navy, started a private dental practice, and raised a family. Over the years, working exclusively with trees salvaged from the waste stream, he developed skills in woodturning, carving and building musical instruments. The Hawaiian calabash, with its flowing curves, is his favorite form.

About the Wood:

Acacia koa is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu. Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.

`Umeke la`au is the Hawai`i name for these containers or calabashes of wood, which were used for the storage, transport and serving of food in various stages of preparation. Milo wood is flavorless, since it is lacking in any unpleasant-tasting sap that could contaminate stored food.

Weight and measurement in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipping.

Craig Mason Acacia Calabash 2.5″ x 6.5″

Additional information

Weight 8 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 13 x 13 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074