Ancient Hawaiian Calabash for Sale

For sale: a calabash, a large wooden bowl from the days of Kamehameha I, which has passed through generations.

A Hawaiian chiefess used the calabash during feasts as a container for poi, which the ancient Hawaiians ate around the table. That is, before she met her death when one of her disgruntled workers pushed her off a cliff.

Read more about it in “Relic of the Days of Kamehameha.”

“Relic of the Days of Kamehameha”
The Pacific commercial advertiser, December 11, 1909, Page 10
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047084/1909-12-11/ed-1/seq-10/

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2 Comments on “Ancient Hawaiian Calabash for Sale”

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