Naio Tree

Collected by Lyle Dickey from the people of Kauai and Niihau in the Hawaiian Islands. The Naio or "False Sandalwood" Tree (Myoporum sandwicense) is native to Hawaii. Islanders use its wood for the decorative parts of outrigger canoes, house posts, and night-fishing torches. Unlike true sandalwood, the scent of Naio wood does not last long.

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Written Instructions (String Length: 1 span)

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Instructions are from: Dickey, L.A. (1928) "String Figures from Hawaii: Including some from New Hebrides and Gilbert Islands." Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin 54 (see pages 123-125).