Presenting our Hula Kahiko koa wood earrings. The Hula Kahiko design is handcrafted from the finest reclaimed Hawaiian koa hardwood grown and milled on the Big Island of Hawaii. It measures approximately 3 1/2 inches in width and a 2 1/2-inch height finish with gold-filled findings.
In the Hawaiian Islands there are many sub-styles of hula, with the main two categories, the Hula ʻAuana and the Hula Kahiko. Ancient hula dances, as performed before Western encounters with Hawaiʻi, is called kahiko. It is accompanied by chant and traditional instruments. Hula, as it evolved under Western influence in the 19th and 20th centuries, is called ʻauana (a word that means "to wander" or "drift"). It is accompanied by song and Western-influenced musical instruments such as the guitar, the ʻukulele, and the double bass.