Naio Tree

Collected by Lyle Dickey from the people of Kauai and Niihau in the Hawaiian Islands. The Naio or "False Sandalwood" Tree (Myoporum sandwicense) is native to Hawaii. Islanders use its wood for the decorative parts of outrigger canoes, house posts, and night-fishing torches. Unlike true sandalwood, the scent of Naio wood does not last long.

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Written Instructions (String Length: 1 span)

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Step 1 - Place loop on 1 and 5.

R1 passes over R5f, then catches this string on its back by rotating a full turn away from you. As R1 completes its rotation, R5 releases its loop, then R5 enters the R1 loop from below and returns with R1f. You now have a full twist in the center of the loop on 1 and 5.

R2 picks up L palmar string; L2, through R2 loop from above, picks up R palmar string; extend.