Living Culture Presentation: The Art of Lau Hala
With Mahina and Cheryl Pukahi
Saturdays: September 28, and October 5, 12 & 19, 2019
10:30 am–2:30 pm
Hawaiian Hall Atrium
This program is free with paid Museum admission.
Learn the process of preparing lau hala (pandanus leaves) for ka hana ʻulana (weaving), from the first step of gathering the lau (leaves) from the pū hala (pandanus tree) to the weaving process itself. Lau hala are carefully harvested, sorted by size and length, and then bundled into a kī (a bunch of 40 leaves). They are then cleaned and assembled into kūkaʻa (rolled packs) in preparation for weaving.
The Living Culture Series presentations provide an opportunity for participants to meet Hawaiian cultural practitioners, talk with them about their area of expertise, and watch them practicing their skill. Each presentation is free to Museum guests and members.
The workshops are scheduled as Living Culture Series workshops; please look for the workshop dates on our Events Page to register online.
The Bishop Museum Living Culture Series presentations and workshops are supported by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Kūkulu Ola Program.