Lidded Mahogany Umeke 3.5″H x 4″D by Gordon Tang $195

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Lidded Mahogany Umeke 3.5″H x 4″D by Gordon Tang $195

Gordon Tang

 

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!

 

Mahogany

Hawaiian Mahogany is native to the West Indies. The wood has a beautiful red-brown color, but more dense and closed grained than the more common Swietenia Macrophylla. As compared to Swietenia Macrophylla, Hawaiian Mahogany (Mahogani) is slightly heavier and more dense. Mahogany is a commercially important lumber prized for its beauty, durability, and color, and used for paneling and to make furniture, boats, musical instruments and other items. Much of the first-quality furniture made in the American colonies from the mid 18th century was made of mahogany, when the wood first became available to American craftsmen.

The trees are common as ornamentals. In the Philippines, environmentalists are calling for an end to the planting of mahogany because of its negative impact on the environment and wildlife, including possibly causing soil acidification and no net benefit to wildlife.

 

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

Mahalo!

Lidded Mahogany Umeke 3.5″H x 4″D by Gordon Tang $195

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 10 × 10 × 9.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074