Milo ‘Umeke by Eric LeBuse 7.5″H x 7″D $495

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Milo ‘Umeke by Eric LeBuse 7.5″H x 7″D $495

Milo hurricane lamp by Eric Le Buse (Sold) - Nohea Gallery

Eric LeBuse

About the Artist

Eric LeBuse is an award-winning Oahu woodturner, specializing in exotic Hawaiian woods. An active member of the Honolulu Woodturners, Eric gives demonstrations in woodturning throughout the year and mentors emerging turning enthusiasts.

His work includes natural-edge pieces, traditional wooden bowls and other pieces of art.  A sculptor of wood, Eric takes inspiration from his father, who was a professional sculptor.

Milo

The bark of milo was used for cordage fiber, similarly to hau, but it is inferior in quality to hau and to olona. The tree also yields tannin, dye, oil, medicine and gum, from various parts of the plant. The milo wood was skillfully crafted into poi bowls called `umeke `ai, and into plates, too. Calabashes/bowls of kou wood were more highly prized than those of milo, and were more often used.  Milo wood is flavorless, since it is lacking in any unpleasant-tasting sap that could contaminate stored food.

Milo wood has an attractive grain that takes to a high polish and, in addition to food utensils and containers, was fashioned into paddles and other carved objects, as well as for an occasional canoe, although koa was considered to be the most popular material for canoes”.

 

Mahalo for purchasing a beautiful wood piece from Nohea Gallery.
In caring for the item, please note that wood and water are not a good mix and direct sunlight could fade the wood.

Enjoy, aloha!

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

Milo ‘Umeke by Eric LeBuse 7.5″H x 7″D $495

Additional information

Weight 12 lbs
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 13.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074