Trophies & Poi Pounders

Hawaiian buddy Sam holding a pair of my Milo poi pounders.

“Food pounders of wood and stone have been an integral part of life and culture for centuries throughout the Indo-Pacific region for processing cooked taro, yams and breadfruit into fresh and fermented staples. Highly revered as presentation awards, the Ku-I-ai-la’au (Hawaiian wood pounder) is an ancient tool that symbolizes nurturing and harmonious way to sustain culture and today also symbolizes fairness.” ~ Richard Morgan Howell

(At left) Hawaiian buddy Sam holding a pair of my Milo poi pounders.