Neola Caveny

Neola Caveny lives on an entirely solar-powered tropical flower farm in Huelo, Maui. She trained and worked as a gemologist and appraiser for many years until she discovered a passion for working with gourds while she was learning to make ipu – percussion instruments often used to provide a beat – as a student of hula. Most of the patterns and subjects she uses on her beautiful pieces have a traditional Hawaiian, Marquesan, or Lapita (a proto-Polynesian culture from the western Pacific) background, and she uses wood-burning, carving, and painting to create the designs.

In ancient Hawai’i, gourds were used for cooking, musical instruments, and headdresses and were often highly decorated using the same time-consuming techniques still used to this day.

Tall Gourd Vase with Cut-outs and Gold Leaf - NEC139

Tall Gourd Vase

$325.00
Medium Gourd Bowl with Fish Hooks and Wana (Sea Urchin) Designs by Neola Caveny - NEC133

Medium Gourd Bowl

$325.00
Lidded Marquesan Manta Ray Gourd by Neola Caveny - NEC140

Marquesean Manta Ray Gourd

$325.00
Gourd with Interwoven Carving by Neola Caveny - NEC134

Large Gourd Bowl

$525.00
"Mauka To Makai" Gourd by Neola Caveny - 1

Mauka To Makai Gourd

$395.00

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Black Vase Gourd by Neola Caveny - 1

Black Vase Gourd

Lapita Gourd Number 6 by Neola Caveny - 1

Lapita Gourd Number 6

Lapita Gourd Number 5 by Neola Caveny - 1

Lapita Gourd Number 5

Lapita Gourd Number 3 by Neola Caveny - 1

Lapita Gourd Number 3

Lapita Gourd Number 2 by Neola Caveny - 2

Lapita Gourd Number 2

Lapita Gourd Number 4 by Neola Caveny - 2

Lapita Gourd Number 4

Lapita Gourd Number 1 by Neola Caveny - 2

Lapita Gourd Number 1

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