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 5 - L2, with its loop near its tip, enters the L1 loop from below.

L1 releases its loop to create a lower loop on L2.

L1, from above, removes the upper L2 loop.

L2 releases its loop to form a string that crosses the hooked L3 loop.

R1 and R2 remove and hold the L3 loop while L2, from below, passes through the loop and picks up the string that previously formed the L2 loop.

R1 and R2 release the loop they are holding; extend to complete the left half of the figure.