Each ’umeke is individually created and crafted. Hard shell gourds come in many wonderful shapes and sizes and the designs that are created individually fit well with each and every gourd. Every gourd is designed to meet our clients' expectations. Shown are designs that have been commissioned and sold. If you are interested in a particular design similar to those shown, please email us at: email@example.com, so that your 'umeke can be crafted for you.
This is only a sampling of our work we have done. All of our designs are original fine art, no two pieces of work are the same since each is done individually and to our clients' specifications. Most of our pieces are custom orders. Finished gourd pieces can be purchased through our website, phone, email and at the festivals we participate at.
For information or to see what pieces are available, give us a call. Prices range from $45.00 which is a small gourd size (about 4-6 inches in diameter) to $650.00 (25-30 inches in diameter) and up. Costs depend on size, shape and how intricate the design can become. Most of the designs on the 'umeke were commissioned. Just give a call and we can discuss your design. Each design is done with the purchaser in mind.
If you're looking for a special art piece we will be able to fill your order. We also carry gourd ornaments featuring Hawaiian floral, petroglyphs and animals/birds found on the islands. Prices range from $20.00 to $30.00. Shipping and handling extra.
All of the 'umeke shown are the original designs of master artisan Carol Makani Wong. Carol likes to talk with clients to get a feel of what their ideas and what they have pictured their 'umeke to be like. This way she designs the 'umeke especially for individual clients.