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Living Culture: ‘Ulana Lau Niu (Coconut Frond Weaving)

Living Culture: ‘Ulana Lau Niu (Coconut Frond Weaving)
With Robert Kealiimaikai Silva
Saturday, September 26, 2020
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Gallery Lawn in front of Hawaiian Hall
Free with paid Museum admission

Robert Kealiimaikai Silva learned how to weave lau niu (coconut fronds) from his uncle when he was young. Over the past 30 years he has created his own technique and style for his woven pāpale (hats) and other creations. In this presentation you’ll see a display of his hats, baskets, and ornaments made with lau niu, and make an ornament yourself to take home. Come every Saturday in August if you want to learn more and get better at weaving lau niu.

Robert Silva is an instructor at Honolulu Community College and a steward and of the Niuhelewai lo‘i here in Kapālama. When he is not weaving lau niu, he is busy with his other passion, working the ‘āina (land).

The Bishop Museum Living Culture presentations are supported by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Kūkulu Ola Program.

Date

Sep 26 2020

Time

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mauka Gallery Lawn

Location

Mauka Gallery Lawn
Category
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum

Organizer

Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum
Timed General Admission

OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817

OPEN DAILY 9 AM – 5 PM

1525 BERNICE STREET
HONOLULU, HAWAI’I 96817