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September, 1997 Acquisitions
("Late Honeymoon" - San Francisco, CA & Hawaii)

Last Updated 2001-04-18

I just had to include the photo, below... one of the most personally rewarding moments during my September, '97 wedding honeymoon on the Big Island of Hawaii. Aside from spending quality time with my wife at Volcano National Park, I did manage to allocate still more pairs of chopsticks while visiting the islands.

Wow: Our Fourth Wedding
Anniversary: June, 2001 !


"I have met Madame Pele, Goddess of the Volcano!"


Spring-loaded Chopsticks

[cstixhi002- 97/09/20] Material: Bamboo, Plastic, Metal. Source: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island). Description: Rounded square with spring mechanism that keeps sticks wide open. Length: 10.25" Manufacturer unknown.


Palm Wood Chopsticks - Click image to see detail.

[cstixhi003 - 97/09/17] Material: Palm wood. Source: Kailua-Kona, Hawaii (Big Island). Description: Square, tapered; unusual dark brown grain pattern. Length: 10.0"

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Knurled Wood or Bamboo Chopsticks - Click image to see detail.

[cstixhi004 - 97/09/20] Material: Probably bamboo. Description: Possibly hand-carved or hand-turned, including 'knurl;' ebony black stain. Length: 11.75"


Woodburned Bamboo Chopsticks - Click image to see detail.

[cstixhi005 - 97/09/20] Material: Bamboo & tin. Description: Very thin with faint woodburned decoration. Blunt tip, untapered. Opposite end capped with small bit of tin, nailed in place. Length: 8.75"

Source: Kealakekua, Hawaii (Big Island).


Sterling Silver Balinese Chopsticks - Click image to see detail.

[cstixsf001 - 97/09/12] Material: Sterling Silver. Description: Round, tapered, with wire-wrap and braid end ornamentation. Length: 7.25" Nationality: Balinese. Source: San Francisco, CA.


Sterling Silver Decorated Chopsticks ("Aria")

[cstixvi001 - 2 pr. 97/06/14] Material: Sterling Silver, imitation ivory composition material. Comes w. soft blue storage cloth in black cardboard box. Description: Square, tapered, with line ornamented silver-clad ends. Length: 9.5" Source: Boston, MA. Made in France.

This is one of my favorite pair; a wedding gift from my beautiful wife, Vicki.

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