Kou Quaich Bowl by Gordon Tang 1.5″H x 7.5″L x 5″W $130


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Kou Quaich Bowl by Gordon Tang 1.5″H x 7.5″L x 5″W $130



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!



Kou (Cordia subcordata) is in the Borage or Foget-me-not family (Boraginaceae). Other native members include nama or hinahina kahakai (Nama sandwicensis), hinahina (Heliotropium anomalum var. argenteum), and kīpūkai (H. curassavicum).

Well known non-native kin include the tree heliotrope commonly seen along the salty Hawaiian coasts; borage (Borago officinalis), used in European cuisine; comfrey and kou haole or Geiger tree, a commonly used landscape tree in the islands in urban areas along streets, business districts, public parks, housing common areas, and private yards.

Early Hawaiians certainly brought kou with them as one of the canoe plants since it is such a highly esteemed wood. They were planted as a favorite shade tree around houses and by the seashore. Women would beat their kapa under Kou trees. Kou was considered as one of the best woods for carvings along with the native Koa and Milo, and the Polynesian introduced Kamani. Kou was prized because of the beauty of the grain and ease of cutting and carving.

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


Kou Quaich Bowl by Gordon Tang 1.5″H x 7.5″L x 5″W $130

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 13.5 × 11 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074