Pre-Contact Hawaii Early Form Stone Poi Pounder w/Coral Encrustation For Sale - New and Used

Pre-Contact Hawaii Early Form Stone Poi Pounder w/Coral Encrustation

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Pre-Contact Hawaii Early Form Stone Poi Pounder w/Coral Encrustation:
$533

Pre-Contact Hawaii Stone Poi Pounder w/Coral Encrustation

Found in 1930s Waikiki -

  • Measures 5 1/4" in height, approximately 3 1/4" at its widest
  • Made ofa dense grey basalt
  • Painstakingly shaped using lithic technology
  • Knobbed style and of pestle form: "flares less at the lower end, which gives the neck and body a more cylindrical shape and lessens the diameter of the pounding, or under, surface. The pestle form of pounder differs from true pestles in that there is always some flaring at the lower end, whereas pestles are not flared." Taken from Sir Peter Buck's Arts & Crafts of Hawaii
  • Foundin the ocean during the 1930s by a surfer,coral encrustation can be seen throughout
  • Veryrare example and one of the earliest forms
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