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poi pounder
Name: Genuine Classic Poi Pounder (Ku'i 'ai pohaku)
Origin: Hawaiian Islands
Artist: Unknown
Description: This poi pounder, called ku'i 'ai pohaku, is made in the "classic" shape most common to the Hawaiian Islands. In old Hawaii men prepared the poi by mashing a potato-like root called taro or kalo, and mixing it with water until it had the smooth consistency(and some say the taste) of libray paste. This Ku'i 'ai is part of the Alan Faye collection, and was discovered in the Waimea Valley on Kauai.

Copyright by Serge King 2002
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