Walnut ‘Umeke by Gordon Tang 3.75″H x 13″D $695


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Walnut ‘Umeke by Gordon Tang 3.75″H x 13″D $695



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!


‘Umeke ‘ai is an honored implement in a Hawai’i home, for through the ceremony of eating poi one at a time from the bowl at the center. The ‘umeke ‘ai filled with kalo (taro) is considered the means of survival of the people of Hawai`i Nei.

‘Umeke la’au is the Hawai’i name for these containers or calabashes of wood, which were used for the storage, transport and serving of food in various stages of preparation.


Walnut trees are any species of tree in the plant genus Juglans, the type genus of the family Juglandaceae, the seeds of which are referred to as walnuts. It is an all-around popular choice for woodworking. It has a fine texture and works extremely well with hand and power tools. Walnut is prized for use in furniture, cabinets, cutting boards, gunstocks, and a multitude of other projects. It is a popular choice for turning and carving as well.

Walnut burl is a valuable wood for woodworkers and artists who enjoy working with such a unique and uncommon wood. Walnut burl is most often used for pieces that will show off the remarkable grain and patterns.


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


Walnut ‘Umeke by Gordon Tang 3.75″H x 13″D $695

Additional information

Weight 18.6 lbs
Dimensions 9.75 × 19 × 19 in