Kamani Bowl by Albert Koorenhof 4.75″H x 9″D $595


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Kamani Bowl by Albert Koorenhof 4.75″H x 9″D $595

Honolulu Woodturners -- 2016 May

Albert Koorenhof

About the Artist

Albert was born in the Netherlands to a tropical agriculturist from Indonesia, which was a Dutch colony at that time, and a mother from Holland.
They moved to Indonesia when Albert was two months old.
With the Indonesian Revolution from 1945 to 1949 they had to move back to the Netherlands and decided to emigrate to the US. After settling in Duluth, Minnesota his father accepted a job at the Dole Plantation and the family moved to Hawai’i. Living on O’ahu, Maui and Molokai, Albert finally attended and graduated from the Mid-Pacific Institute.

He’s really grateful that he had the chance to live on several islands here in Hawai’i and got to learn so many things about the people and the culture.

His interest in woodturning started when he went on hikes with his father and a friend who was a woodturner, collecting large pieces of local woods and watching him turning them into beautiful bowls.

After he retired, he set up his own woodturning studio and is now following his life long passion.



Kamani is the Hawaiian name for Calophyllum inophyllum. It is a member of the mangosteen family and was introduced to Hawaii by Polynesian settlers. True kamani is a large attractive spreading tree up to 60 feet high, with a rounded head of dense foliage and rough grey bark.

The red and white colors of Kamani wood turns reddish brown as the wood ages. From this was carved many objects including canoes; homes; `umeke la`au, wooden containers or calabash, specifically `umeke kamani as well as food bowls and trays called pa kamani.


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

Kamani Bowl by Albert Koorenhof 4.75″H x 9″D $595

Additional information

Weight 12.8 lbs
Dimensions 15 × 15 × 10.75 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074