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Ipu Heke:

I was taught the skill of making ipu hekes by Reyn Kauluhaimalama Akiona, a good friend.  Reyn taught me all of the skills required to make these gourd drums of the kahiko.  There was much to learn about the creation of sound and technique, which is the mark of a good ipu heke.  I hand pick each gourd used from mountains of gourds.  I check for cracks, thickness, sound, size and shape.  Then the process of building the ipu heke begins.  The ipu heke is naturally finished with orange oil with beeswax  to protect its shell.  I truly enjoy making these instruments of Old Hawai'i. 

 




 

Shown below is an ipu heke which is 37" in height, & 31.5" around the widest area of the bottom and 16" around the neck.  The weight is balanced and manageable. The tone of this ipu heke is deep and very nice. 
Sound #1

For this ipu heke:
Price: $750.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable tax in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 29.5" in height, & 51" around the widest area of the bottom and 17.5" around the neck.  This ipu heke has beautiful colors of dark brown and a natural red, with a very nice color contrast.  The weight is heavy because of the thickness of the gourds and therefore, very nice sound.  The tone of this ipu heke is deep. 
Sound

For this ipu heke:
Price: $700.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable tax in CA, 7.375%

SOLD



Shown below is an ipu heke which is 22" in height, 35" around the widest area of the bottom and 19" around the neck.
 
  Sound #3

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $250.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable tax in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 26" in height, 36" around the widest area of the bottom and 16" around the neck.

  Sound #4

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $250.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable tax in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 34.5" in height, & 40.5" around the widest area of the bottom and 18.25" around the neck.

#5 Sound

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $700.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 23" in height, 34" around the widest area of the bottom and 14" around the neck.    
  Click here for sound of this ipu heke.  #6

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $250.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 18" in height, 33" around the widest area of the bottom and 14.25" around the neck. 
 

 

 

  Sound #7

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 24" in height, 28" around the widest area of the bottom and 15.5" around the neck. 

  Sound #8

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 21" in height, 31" around the widest area of the bottom and 13" around the neck.
  Sound #9

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 21" in height, 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 15.5" around the neck.  The weight is medium, balance and easy to play. 
 
  Sound #10

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 20" in height, & 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 15.5" around the neck.  The weight is a medium, balanced and very easy to play.
 

 

    Sound #11

For this ipu heke:  Price:  $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375% 

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 23" in height, & 32" around the widest area of the bottom and 12.5" around the neck. 
  Sound #12

For this ipu heke:         

Price:  $250.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 23" in height, & 33" around the widest area of the bottom and 15" around the neck. 
  Sound #13

For this ipu heke:
Price: $250.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 23" in height, & 34" around the widest area of the bottom and 16.5" around the neck. 
  Sound #14

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $250.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 21" in height, & 29" around the widest area of the bottom and 12" around the neck.
 
  Sound #15

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 20" in height, & 29" around the widest area of the bottom and 16" around the neck. 
  Sound #16

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 20" in height, & 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 15.25" around the neck. 
  Sound #17

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 20" in height, & 32" around the widest area of the bottom and 15.5" around the neck. 
  Sound #18

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 22" in height, & 31" around the widest area of the bottom and 15.5" around the neck. 
  Sound #19

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 19" in height, & 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 14.5" around the neck. 
  Sound #20

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 20" in height, & 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 15" around the neck. 
  Sound #21

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 17" in height, & 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 15" around the neck. 
  Sound #22

For this ipu heke:
Price: $175.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 19" in height, & 26" around the widest area of the bottom and 12" around the neck. 
  Sound #23

For this ipu heke:
Price: $150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 19" in height, & 26" around the widest area of the bottom and 11" around the neck. 
  Sound #24

For this ipu heke:
Price: $150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 21" in height, & 27" around the widest area of the bottom and 11" around the neck. 
  Sound #25

For this ipu heke:
Price:  $150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 22" in height, & 26" around the widest area of the bottom and 11" around the neck. 
  Sound #26

For this ipu heke:
Price: $150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 22" in height, & 27" around the widest area of the bottom and 11" around the neck. 
  Sound #27

For this ipu heke:
Price: $150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 22" in height, & 32" around the widest area of the bottom and 13" around the neck. 
  Sound #28

For this ipu heke: 
Price: $175.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 22" in height, & 32" around the widest area of the bottom and 11" around the neck. 

  Sound #29

For this ipu heke:
Price: $175.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 24" in height, & 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 14" around the neck. 

  Sound #30

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 27" in height, & 25" around the widest area of the bottom and 11" around the neck. 
  Sound #31

For this ipu heke:
Price: $200.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 22" in height, & 25" around the widest area of the bottom and 11" around the neck. 
  Sound #32

For this ipu heke:
Price: $150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 19" in height, & 31" around the widest area of the bottom and 16" around the neck. 
 

Sound #33

For this ipu heke:
Price: 150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 17" in height, & 30" around the widest area of the bottom and 12" around the neck.

For this ipu heke #34:
Price: 150.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%

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Shown below is an ipu heke which is 17" in height, & 34" around the widest area of the bottom and 15" around the neck.

For this ipu heke #35:
Price: 160.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%


Shown below is an ipu heke which is 17" in height, & 28" around the widest area of the bottom and 12" around the neck.

For this ipu heke #36:
Price: 160.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%


Shown below is an ipu heke which is 18" in height, & 32" around the widest area of the bottom and 15" around the neck.

 

For this ipu heke #37:
Price: 175.00 plus shipping (in the continental US) & applicable taxes in CA, 7.375%


 

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