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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Step 4 - 5, under all intervening strings, hooks down lower 1n (a transverse string).

2 rotates away and down to undo the half twist in its loop.

3, from the same side as 2, removes the 2 loop and remains in a hooked position.

2, from above, removes the upper 1 loop.