'Uli'uli: Feather Gourd Rattles

  • 'Uli'uli:  Feather Gourd Rattles

The 'uli'uli is a small gourd (la'amia) containing seeds (ali'ipoe) and fitted with a handle which ends in a flat circular top fringe of cock feathers. The dancer traditionally holds one 'uli'uli in the right hand and shakes it to produce the rattling sound. The left hand is free to carry out the graceful interpretive motions of the hula. But in modern times, dancers use one one 'uli'uli in each hand. Priced per Pair.