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In Hawaii, stories were passed down orally.  Sound was vital. It was everywhere in nature:  the ocean waves, the breeze, in the mountains, the waterfall, the river. These sounds were recreated using instruments-instruments that tell stories through chants and dance.

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Ipus

The ipus are sanded and protected with kukui nut oil or polyurethane for added protection.

Ipu Hekes

The ipu hekes are made from only the best gourds.  They are  sanded and protected with kukui nut oil for a natural finish.  Only the finest materials are used

Hawaiian Crafts

Palekika also specializes in custom made Hawaiiana.  Large makini helmets (warrior helmets), bowls, custom wood burning, and carvings are also our specialty.

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