Teak Bowl by Gordon Tang 3.5″H x 8.5″D $150

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Teak Bowl by Gordon Tang 3.5″H x 8.5″D $150

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!

 

Teak

Teak  is a tropical hardwood tree of species Tectona grandis. It is a species in the family Lamiaceae. Tectona grandis is a large, deciduous tree that is dominant in mixed hardwood forests. It has small, fragrant white flowers and papery leaves that are often hairy on the lower surface. It is also known as the “Burmese Teak “.

Teak wood has a leather-like smell when it is freshly milled. Teak timber is  very durable and water resistance and therefore particularly valued. It is used for boat building, exterior construction, veneer, furniture, carving, turnings, and other small wood projects.

Tectona grandis is native to south and southeast Asia, mainly India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Burma. Today many countries in Africa and the Carribbean have naturalized and cultivated Teak. Burma accounts for nearly one third of the world’s total teak production.

Despite its widespread cultivation on plantations worldwide, Teak is very expensive. It is perhaps one of the most expensive lumbers on the market, at least for large-sized, non-figured wood.

 

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

Mahalo!

Teak Bowl by Gordon Tang 3.5″H x 8.5″D $150

Additional information

Weight 10.6 lbs
Dimensions 14.5 × 14.5 × 9.5 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074