Plant (wood), shell (pearl)
52 x 14 x 5.5 cm
Oahu, Hawaii, Polynesia
Ukulele of koa in violin form, with tapered body and convex back. Top and neck have purfling of wood inlay with inner strip of mother-of-pearl. Made by David Mahelona in the shop of Jonah Kumalae, ca. 1930s. With inexpensive case (1976.129.002).
This object is associated with David Mahelona