This natural Ipu is not varnished.
The ipu is a common hula percussion instrument made using real gourds and polished with a glossy finish. Our ipus vary in sound depending on its thickness and size. There are three sizes available: small, medium, and large (see chart below).
Holding the Ipu at its neck and striking the bottom-right corner with the base of your right thumb, or tapping with your fingertips, are two ways to play the Ipu.
Ipus are natural instruments made by natural-drying gourds.
Due to the natural material of the instrument each instrument’s shape, coloring, size, thickness, and sound will differ, making each unique.
(If you have a specific size, color, etc. for your Ipu please write your request in during checkout. We will strive to send an instrument most suited to your request.)
The manufacturers hand-craft all Ipus, and we promise to send one-of-a-kind, unique pieces to our customers.
Size: circumference of part with most girth
Children: circumference less than 20”
Small: circumference 20” - 22.75”
Medium: circumference 22.75” - 26.5”
Large: circumference 26.5” - 30.75”
X-Large: circumference more than 30.75”(*Order-made; please inquire pricing, as it will vary depending on size)
*Children’s and X-Large sizes are considered special orders, and may take a few weeks till shipment depending on the availability of raw materials.
*Please note that currently the order for the Ipu may take more than 8 weeks to
ship due to a shortage of the material.
*Because the product is made of natural materials, we cannot manufacture all Ipus to be exactly the same size or shape.
*Mold may develop due to the natural-drying process of the raw gourd, but does not render the Ipu defective.
30 day warranty
In the case of damage or breakage within 30 days of the date of purchase, we will repair or exchange damaged instruments for free.
** Any damage as a result of negligence, misuse, or abuse above normal use, will be repaired free of charge under this warranty however return shipping costs will be the responsibility of the customer.