Kamani Calabash 6.5″H x 9″D $375

$375.00

Description

Carl Sherry and Mike Chu

Kamani Calabash 6.5″H x 9″D $375 Made by Carl Sherry

 

About Carl Sherry

This bowl was made by Oahu craftsman Carl Sherry who was born and raised in Manoa Valley on the island of Oahu, and attended Honolulu Community College. He spent his adult life working to help others through job training and workforce training.

Carl is dedicated to providing quality woodturnings of beautiful Hawaiian woods, and is especially known for his extraordinarily fine finish. As an artist, he always strives to make “that perfect bowl” and appreciates that others enjoy his work.

His first wood project was a Koa rocking chair, but when Carl noticed that people were asking for the cast-off curly wood from projects to make pens, he learned to turn pens on a lathe. Bowls were the natural progression from there.

Kamani

Kamani is the Hawaiian name for Calophyllum inophyllum. It 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!

 

Kamani Calabash 6.5″H x 9″D $375 Made by Carl Sherry

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 12.5 × 15 × 15 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074