Bowl with Olona Netting, Hawaiian Islands
umeke la'au kou with koko puupuu
Wood, two-ply olona netting, linen fiber carrying cords
diameter of bowl 11in (28cm)
length of olona netting 28in (71cm)
Sotheby's, New York, 21 November 1996, lot 184
David Young, Hawaii
Young, David, "Na Mea Makamae: Hawaiian Treasures" (1999: p. 40)
See "Hawaiian Nets and Netting" by John Stokes page 119 (figure 115), 123 and page 146 for information on the rarity of this netting knot.
The two-ply olona netting is very rare. There is only one example in the Bishop Museum with this particular knot.