Richard Howell Hook Manaia Ka Lani, Spalted Mango Hook, Khaya Base, 12″H x 8″L x 8″W $700


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Richard Howell Hook Manaia Ka Lani, Spalted Mango , Khaya Base, 12″H x 8″L x 8″W $700


About the Artist

As a self-taught woodcarver and sculptor, Richard Morgan Howell learned his trade through association with many indigenous woodcarvers throughout the Indo-Pacific through the past 35 years.  A fisheries development expertise led to a life of travel through beauty.

Howell specializes in 3d and Bas Relief carvings that reflect the infinite drama, wonder, and romance of the legends, myths, and technologies of Indo-Pacific cultures.  In producing his work he heavily relies on traditional wood carving technique and tools, challenging himself to produce aesthetically and personally satisfying results.

Most pieces are carved from a variety of woods such as koa, milo, and ohai, then finished with oil and wax.  For maximum lifespan and beauty, avoid displaying your piece in direct sunlight and avoid use of chemical cleaners.

His works are held in private collections throughout Hawaii and the Continental US, we hope you enjoy his beautiful sculptures as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.


Mango wood is categorized as hardwood because of its strength, density, attractive looks and of course durability that allows it not to wear out quickly and keep their high luster texture for many years. … Mango’s hardwood consists of very dense grain that is durable, strong and not too hard on tools during woodworking.


Khaya is a genus of five tree species in the mahogany family Meliaceae. The timber of Khaya is called African mahogany, and is valued as a substitute to American mahogany (of the genus Swietenia).


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


Richard Howell Hook Manaia Ka Lani, Spalted Mango , Khaya Base, 12″H x 8″L x 8″W $700

Additional information

Weight 18.6 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 18 in