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TRIO OF HAWAIIAN HĀ CARVINGS

Including the carving shown separately

The sculpture at left is described accompanying a separate image.    


The one at center, of blue chalcedony from Eskişehir, Turkey, is 2.9 centimeters tall,  and sits on a base turned by the artist  from new york state maple.  


At right is a hā made from jade (Sayany mine, near Abakan town,  Russia,  about 150  miles north from western Mongolia).   We label it simply jade because electron dispersive spectrometry suggested to us that the material is only about 65% pure jadeite.   No new  rosewood trees were felled to provide the brazilian wood the artist used to create the wooden stand: the wood came from stumps left by loggers years ago.   The hā is about 2.9 centimeters high, and hangs from 24-karat-plated steel beadcord.