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Ipu (hula percussion instrument)

Item Description

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 naturally-dried gourds.

Due to being made of natural materials, each ipu's shape, coloring, size, thickness, and sound will differ, making each unique.

  • If you would like a specific size, color, etc. for your Ipu please let us know in the "Special Request" section of the checkout page. We strive to accomodate all special requests.

The manufacturer hand-craft all Ipus, and we promise to send one-of-a-kind, unique pieces to our customers.

Ipu 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 can be cleaned and 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.

Item Name

Ipu (hula percussion instrument)

Item ID: ID-5184
Total score 5.0
(based on 9 reviews)
45 points (About Point System)

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Return & Exchange

Exchange & Return Policy

If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, please return it to us for an exchange or refund within 30 days upon receiving the package (Returns must be unworn, in the state you received them, and in the original packaging).

You are responsible for the return shipping costs. When making an exchange, AlohaOutlet will cover the shipping costs delivered back to you.

We recommend that all returns and exchanges be sent via a traceable carrier such as USPS, UPS or FedEx. AlohaOutlet is not responsible for packages not received if sent via a non-traceable carrier. We do not accept C.O.D. returns.

Shipping Cost


We offer FREE Shipping on all U.S. Domestic orders.
*Some restrictions may apply. We also offer express shipping for U.S. and International customers.
**Orders take about 1-2 business days to process.
Please see the chart below for details:

Shipping Provider Shipping Fee Transit Time Estimated Delivery Time
U.S. Standard United States Postal Service Free* 3-5 Days 5-7 Business Days
U.S. Express UPS $28.15 2-3 Days 3-4 Business Days
International Standard United States Postal Service Varies Depending on Country 7-10 Days 10-14 Business Days
International Express DHL Express **** Varies Depending on Country Varies Depending on Country
Average 2-5 Days***
4-7 Business Days

*Free U.S. Domestic shipping on most items except for some Hawaiian Instruments and heavier items.
**Order Processing may delay depending on the availability of your ordered items.
***Please allow 1-2 additional days for remote areas. See DHL express for more information on delivery times. Additional time may also be added due to custom holds.
****Governmental regulations prohibit the shipment of various items to certain countries including but not limited to alcohol based items, shell based items, etc...


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 Number of reviews: 9 Total score 5.0

Purchased Item: Ipu (hula percussion instrument) L 26"-31"

Review from Lancaster,South Carolina    06/15/2017
My husband"s nephew is MARK "Keali"i ' HO'OMALU that did the chants for Lilo and Stitch. and he uses the IPU and i love to hear him play the IPU and do the chants.
I bought this to have in my collection of Hawaiian
music items. Mark also goes with his hula group to the
MERRie Monarch Festival . Husband merried into the
HO"OMALU family in his 1st marrage, she died.

Purchased Item: Ipu (hula percussion instrument) S 20"-23"

Review from New Canaan,Connecticut    10/03/2017
This one one was cool and affordable also. On Youtube, there were one person demonstrations and explanations of how to produce the fundamental tones/sounds and this one had the quality to reproduce them well. The rope is great for helping hold it without dampening the sound with your hand grip.

Purchased Item: Ipu (hula percussion instrument) S 20"-23"

Review from San Antonio,Texas    11/23/2017
Looks beautiful and has excellent sound. Inside very clean.

Purchased Item: Ipu (hula percussion instrument) S 20"-23"

Review from     03/04/2018
I bought the small one and when I received it I initially thought it was too small but it's fine. I am taking a hula class and was unable to find it in SF bay area. Thank you for your online store. Aloha!

Purchased Item: Ipu (hula percussion instrument) M 23"-26"

Review from Dexter,Oregon    03/29/2018
Very beautiful

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