Hula Kahiko is the ancient Hawaiian dance that is renowned around the world for its beauty, power and elegance. It is a unique dance that was banned for a period of time after the arrival of protestant missionaries from 1830 to 1870. It was revived during the reign of King David Kalakaua or the “Merrie Monarch” (hence the annual Merrie Monarch Festival). This design depicts a female dancer holding an ‘Ipu (a hollow gourd) which is a Hawaiian drumming instrument. There are 17 individual pieces of exotic wood used in this rendering of a female hula dancer. Notice the three dimensional shaping of the skirt and details in the haku lei on the top of her head.
We offer multiple options in this design: wall decor, ornament or magnet. Wall decor is available in sizes medium, large and extra large. Decorate your home or office with this beautiful wood art during the holidays, special occasions or all year round. Our unique artwork will complement any space and multiple pieces may be grouped together to create various themes.
In this particular design we also offer a super sized version that is over 2 feet tall. A special kind of wood and wood crafting techniques are used to create this option. Please contact us for more information on this option.
Each piece of wood is meticulously hand contoured and carefully assembled to create multi-dimensional artwork. The beauty and uniqueness of our artwork comes strictly from the natural colors and grains of various wood types. No staining or painting is involved, only an oil finish is used to ensure the beauty as the wood ages. Wood burning is used for small details such as the scales of a fish or turtle, etc. Each piece of artwork is stamped on the back with our Le Family logo.
*Please note that this is a one-of-a-kind piece of art. The shape and workmanship are exactly as shown here but because of the different grains and shapes in the exotic woods employed, there will always be some variation in color.
Size + Packaging
Each piece is tied to a backing that fits in a box to ensure safe transporting. The measurements of the options are as follows:
Ornament & Magnet – 4.25" W x 4.75" H x 0.5" D
Medium – 5.5" W x 7" H x 1" D
Large – 7.5" W x 9.25" H x 1" D
Extra Large – 10" W x 14.5" H x 1.5" D
Care + Instructions
Using a dry soft cloth, rub the surface with a minimal amount of lemon oil to preserve the natural beauty and shine of the wood. This should be done twice a year or as often as you prefer.
We do accept custom orders. For more information, please submit your request at our Custom Designs page.
For further questions and details, feel free to contact us at anytime and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.