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`Ohe hano Ihu
There is no traditional “standard” way of spacing the stops in an `ohe hano ihu. It is entirely at the discretion of the person making the flute. Due to his experience in having made hundreds of flutes, Manu Josiah’s flutes are known for having an exceptional tone and musical
The bamboo for each flute is carefully selected and dried, then gently heated over an open flame to drive out remaining moisture. During this process, he burns in designs.
After the stops have been burned through and the flute tested for sound quality, he then binds each flute with heavy thread or light string. While traditional Hawaiian flutes of old were not wrapped, Manu decided to start wrapping his after a trip to North America during which over 30 ofthe flutes he took for workshops and to sell
cracked due to temperature and humidity changes. He now binds all of his flutes before considering them “pau,” finished. Each of Manu’s flutes is signed.
3 stop flute – $80
4 stop flute – $90
Manu’s wife, Leilehua Yuen, makes the carrying bags from 100% cotton fabric. The bags are hand-stamped with `ohe kapala, traditional carved stamps used in decorating kapa, Hawaiian bark cloth.
A small bag will fit the small flutes, a medium bag will fit the medium
flutes, and the large bag will fit the large flutes or the pu `ohe.
Manu ships his flutes around the world. Shipping outside of the USA,
and unusual shipping requirements may change shipping costs.
If you are ordering more than one item, Manu will recalculate
your shipping to accommodate the carrier and packaging actually used.
for helping us do useful things with invasive species bamboo.
They’re not bad, just in the wrong place.
Learn more about the
Hawaiian Nose Flute at:
ʻOhe Hano Ihu – The Hawaiian Nose Flute
Manu’s flutes are being played around the world –