William Ridep naio bracelet


William Ridep naio bracelet with natural texture


William Ridep naio bracelet

This item was donated for the 2016 Honolulu Woodturners Show, with 100% of the sale to benefit Family Promise Hawaii.

A very versatile plant available to home gardeners is the naio, or bastard sandalwood. This is a shrub or small tree (and sometimes even a big tree) that is indigenous to Hawaii. It is found naturally on all the main islands, including Niihau, but not Kahoolawe. The only other place in the world where it is native is Mangaia in the Cook Islands. It can grow all the way from sea level to about 7,000 feet, and is commonly found on the slopes of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala. Naio can also be found near the shore, where its leaves become much fleshier as a reaction to the salt. Naio is quite variable and some of the varieties are unique to certain areas. There is a subspecies (st.-johnii) that is endemic to the Big Island and a variety (stellatum) that is endemic to Oahu. This latter one might even be a separate species, since it has fuzzy leaves and is found only on coastal areas on Oahu.

The weight and size under the additional information tab includes the dimensions when packed for shipping.  The actual dimensions are included in the item listing above.


William Ridep naio bracelet

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 6.5 × 5 × 5 in

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