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Pieces of Hawaii’s past are up for auction

  • COURTESY BONHAMS

    Some of the 17 antique Hawaiian bowls to be sold at auction in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

Some things, such as a finely turned bowl in a warm Hawaiian hardwood, become more beautiful with age and loving use. For many local families a calabash — a tradition at baby luau, weddings, funerals and other rites of passage — is not only a functional object, but a prized heirloom. Read more

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