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Pu`ili (alt. sp. puili) are traditionally used in love or name chants in the sitting position. Modern hula has adapted pu`ili into standing kahiko and male performances.

Our pu`ili are high-quality, hand-carved, and made from natural bamboo. There are 12 to 13 strands on each pu`ili depending on its diameter.  The pu`ili are sold in pairs of matching sizes.
A Hula instrument manufacturer located on Oahu produces these Pu'ilis at their Laos branch.

  • Length: ~20 inches (~50cm)
  • Diameter: 13/16'' to 1 3/16'' (2cm to 3.3cm)
  • Handle length: ~6 1/4'' (~16cm)
  • Thickness of bamboo: 3mm to 5mm

Fill in the "Request" field for a specific diameter you would like for your pu`ili and we can get you something closest to your needs.

Please be aware that this product is made from natural materials thus shapes and sizes are not 100% identical.

The case is handmade, so the pattern will be different from the picture. 
Item Name

Pu`ili (puili)

Item ID: ID-4656
Total score
4.5 based on 22 reviews
price $21.00 - $26.50

Size: *The sizes that are not listed are not available
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 Number of reviews: 22 Total score 4.5

Purchased Item: Pu`ili (puili) pair w/ case(Design23) 3 left / Dia. 1'' - 1 3/16'' (Standard)

Review from oviedo,Florida    05/05/2015
The pu'ili sticks were delivered quickly and were well packaged. There was even paper used to preserve the bamboo shape which I kept to use for storage. The quality of the sticks are very good. They have a nice sound and are sturdy enough where I do not feel like they will break. They seem to have a glossy coating which makes them a beautiful tan. I am very pleased with my purchase. I also bought the case and I am glad I did.

Purchased Item: Pu`ili (puili) pair w/ case(Design64) / Dia. Over 1 3/16'' (Slightly Thick)

Review from Saipan,Northern Mariana Islands    04/13/2015
I use these everyday since I got them and they are in excellent condition. Lightweight, yet durable!

Purchased Item: Pu`ili (puili) pair / Dia. 1'' - 1 3/16'' (Standard)

Review from Vista,California    02/01/2016
Ordered a pair for each of my haumana (students)

Purchased Item: Pu`ili (puili) pair w/ case(Design7) / Dia. Over 1 3/16'' (Slightly Thick)

Review from Antioch,Illinois    04/14/2015
These are perfect for my granddaughter!!! She loves them!!!

Purchased Item: Pu`ili (puili) pair / Dia. 1'' - 1 3/16'' (Standard)

Review from Calgary,Alberta    03/18/2015
strong, durable product. Light weight. The length of the sticks is just right to pack into checked luggage

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