DVD Kakoi: Adze Making

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Na Maka o Ka Aina
Format: DVD; 12 minutes

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Kako’i  nv. To make adzes; adze maker.

Tom Pico, sculptor and woodcarver, introduces the craft of making adzes, the traditional stone tool of Polynesia. He demonstrates the flaking and grinding of fine-grained basalt; explains the hafting techniques used to join the adze stone to the wood handle; and presents examples of various types of ko’i, including the kaholo (planing adze), ‘o’oma (small concave adze) and lopu (consecrated ceremonial adze).

A production of Tom Pico and Na Maka o ka ‘Aina
2003