In the Hawaiian language He Makana means A Gift. My wife's auntie Gertrude Mary Joan Damon Haig left an amazing collection of art of old Hawaii, included priceless paintings, Ni'ihau shell leis, feather work and a few precontact calabashes. I took some pictures of the book made for the inaugural exhibit in 2013 at the Hawaii State Art Museum. She donated her entire collection to the museum for the people of Hawaii. For those interested in reproducing the Hawaiian calabash, this is it, the real deal.