John Berthiaume Kamani Ikebana Vase 2.75″H x 6.5″D


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John Berthiaume Kamani Ikebana Vase 2.75″H x 6.5″D

John Berthiaume


About the Artist

John Berthiaume is a woodworker who moved to Hawai’i from his home state of Michigan in 1978. While taking advantage of the many beautiful types of wood available in Hawai’i, he has developed his passion and talent for woodworking. He specializes in designing and crafting jewelry boxes, bowls and furniture from locally sourced wood.


Kamani is the Hawaiian name for Calophyllum inophyllum which is a member of the mangosteen family and was introduced to Hawaii by Polynesian settlers. The red and white colors of Kamani wood turns reddish brown as the wood ages.

True kamani is a large attractive spreading tree up to 60 feet high, with a rounded head of dense foliage and rough grey bark. A reddish-brown hardwood is derived from the trunk. From this was carved many objects including canoes, homes, ‘umeke la’au, wooden containers or calabash, food bowls and trays called pa kamani. As with milo and kou wood, there is no bad-tasting taste or odor in kamani wood. So it is perfect for vessels that will be contacting or containing food.


The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.  The dimension listed on this page is correct for the bowl itself.  Mahalo!

John Berthiaume Kamani Ikebana Vase 2.75″H x 6.5″D

Additional information

Weight 7.2 lbs
Dimensions 8.75 × 12.5 × 12.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074