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Title:   Kali the Wood Carver
Overall Dimensions:   11 X 14
Predominant Color:   turquoise, mauve
Price:  $550

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Kali is a known figure in Kapiolani Park in Honolulu, where he hones his craft under the biggest banyan tree in the park. Kali prays to the tree God and gives thanks for the shade before he begins to work. He is sworn never to cut a tree and accepts donations of wood from locals, and after a storm, when sometimes trees come down, Kali is rich in materials. Each Hawaiian warrior Kali carves is completely different, and he says the wood dictates how each carving turns out. To paint under the banyan tree in the park as he works is a zen experience. The tap, tap, tap of Kali's mallet and the cooing of local zebra doves is the music of the background.