Uses of the Kukui Nut

Ever used a nut as a lamp?

The ancient Hawaiians did with the kukui nut (candlenut). To create the lamp, they strung the nuts together, placed them on a skewer, or put them onto a torch.

The ancient Hawaiians also used the versatile kukui nut to make jewelry, tattoo ink, red-brown dye, topical medication, and varnish.

Read more about the uses of the kukui nut in “Its Uses and Disuses Told by Mr. Girvin.”

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