The Hala (Pandanus) tree, is prolific throughout the Pacific Islands. Lau means “leaf” in Hawaiian and lauhala refers to the leaves of the hala tree. In many Pacific cultures, including the Hawaiian Islands, the leaves were used to make items such as mats, baskets, thatch roofs, sails and lauhala skirts. Join Aunty Lynda Saffery for an advanced lesson on lauhala weaving to learn about the history of this art form and how to create your own pieces in the tradition of the original peoples of Hawai‘i.
Lynda Saffery is a practitioner, teacher and master weaver of ‘ulana lauhala (Pandanus leaf weaving), a storyteller and a participant in the Kū’ē Petition Sign Display installation piece that has toured throughout Hawai‘i and America sharing the truth of the anti-annexation petition of 1897.
Location: Kalani. Hale Aloha Lanai
Admission: Open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted.
Mondays, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM