Gordon Tang Curly Cinnamon Lidded ‘Umeke 5.5″H x 7.75″D


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Gordon Tang Curly Cinnamon Lidded Umeke 5.5″H x 7.75″D



Gordon Tang’s traditional Hawaiian shapes are widely appreciated by collectors of Hawaiiana both for functional and decorative purposes. A number of people collect his bowls for poi supper, luckies!


‘Umeke ‘ai is an honored implement in a Hawai’i home, for through the ceremony of eating poi one at a time from the bowl at the center. The ‘umeke ‘ai filled with kalo (taro) is considered the means of survival of the people of Hawai`i Nei.

‘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.


The cinnamon tree is a more recent introduction to the islands and is spreading naturally in some areas, particularly near the Pali area on Oahu.

 It grows best in Hawaii at upper elevations where rainfall is plentiful. … Though the trees need regular watering, they grow best in soil that drains well. The highly aromatic leaves and bark seem to protect the plant from serious pest attacks.


The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ tab includes packing for shipment.


Gordon Tang Curly Cinnamon Lidded Umeke 5.5″H x 7.75″D

Additional information

Weight 11.5 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 13.75 × 13.75 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074