Thursday, April 08, 2010

Hawaiian Koa and Ceramic Support Spinning Bowl

This beautiful support spinning bowl has been crafted from Hawaiian koa. The ceramic insert was glazed with "Blue Grotto". You can find this spindle bowl in our Etsy shop.

~More About Koa~

The Acacia koa tree, is a species of flowering tree in the pea family found mainly on the Hawaiian islands, where it is the second most common tree. Its name in the Hawaiian language means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior. Koa is one of the fastest growing Hawaiian trees capable of reaching 20-30 feet in five years and was used by the Hawaiian natives to make outrigger canoes and surfboards. Being a tonewood, koa is often used in the construction of ukuleles, acoustic guitars and Hawaiian steel guitars.