Ohai – Making Hawaiian Cordage (Kaula)

Kaula was a foundational part of many of the tools and operations of daily life. It lashed together the parts of a wa‘a (canoe) and the timbers of a hale (house). It was a means of obtaining food, being woven into ‘upena (fishing nets), hīna‘i (fish traps), and individual aho (fishing lines). 

The plants, shrubs, and even trees of Hawai‘i provided a wide variety of materials from which these skilled practitioners created cordage. Join us and learn this traditional practice with a hands-on workshop.

Ka Lama, rm #109 @ 10:15am

All presentations will be held at the Hui No Ke Ola Pono 2nd Annual ‘Aha Mauliola on Saturday, August 10th from 10 am – 3 pm at The University of Hawaii Maui College Campus.

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