Learning Through Lei

The young halau hula, Ka Pa Hula ‘O Hina ‘O Ka Po La`ila`i, held a lei making workshop last Saturday at Home Pumehana as part of an effort to “practice, live, and share the Hawaiian culture,” said halau director Kanoe Davis.

“It is part of our hula training, as well as reaching out to the community and visitors to help in experiencing and educating them in the many arts of our culture,” she added.

The workshop was conducted by cultural practitioner Scarlett Ritte, who showed her students how to Hili (to braid) kukui leaves, and to make a wili lei po’o (head lei) with materials that can be found in nature.

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