Almonte Clubhouse, Mill Valley , California, USA. October
8, 9, 10, 1999.
Lei Hulu (feather leis) were reserved for the Ali'i (royalty). They were an adornment and acknowledgement of nobility. Feathers were gathered from various birds such as the 'i'iwi, 'elepaio, 'apapane, and 'o'o. These were made into leis, cloaks, and helmets by selected crafts people.
A long time master at this ancient craft, Aunty Paulette Kahalepuna from Na Lima Mili Hulu No'eau brings grace, pride, perseverance, and warm aloha to her teachings. Her dedication in preserving this art form is greatly appreciated! We love you "Aunty Pu'u"!
Aunty Paulette is shown here with her Kokua, Hoku. Her
"Partner in Crime"!
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