Kāko‘i. nv. To make adzes; adze maker
Tom Pico, sculptor and woodcarver, introduces the craft of making ko‘i, adzes, the traditional stone tool of Polynesia.
Tom demonstrates the flaking and grinding of fine-grained basalt; explains the hafting techniques used to join the adze stone to the wood handle; and presents examples of various types of ko‘i, including the kāholo (planing adze), ‘o‘oma (small concave adze) and lopu (consecrated ceremonial adze).
A co-production of Tom Pico and Nā Maka o ka ‘Āina
Length: 12 minutes
Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park