Kia manu, bird catchers, snared coloful ʻōʻō, mamo, ʻiʻiwi and ʻapapane at the beginning of moulting season, carefully removed their feathers and then set the birds free. Mahiole and ʻahuʻula (capes) were crafted from these brightly colored feathers.
Kona Coffee, over 700 small family farms produce this gourmet brew
Coffee has thrived in Kona's rich volcanic upland slopes since the first tree was planted in 1828. Today, fifth generation coffee farmers work alongside newcomers to cultivate the Kona coffee tradition. Visit one of several farm tours offered throughout Kona Coffee Country.
ʻAhuʻula, royal cape
Short and full-length ʻahuʻula were made from fine olonā fiber netting and laboriously covered in woven feathers. These glorious capes were very durable and centuries later many are displayed in museums around the world.
Uhau Humu Pōhaku, dry stack masonry
Experts in the ancient art of uahu humu pōhaku have rebuilt the massive walls and stone platforms of several heiau in Kahaluʻu including Hāpaialiʻi, Keʻiekū and Mākoleʻā. Uhau Humu pōhaku is the first phase in restoration.
Pahu, the shark-skin covered wooden
This traditional Hawaiian instrument is often carved from a coconut log and is powerfully resonant when struck. The pahu, used in ceremonies and more commonly used in hula, continues to hold deep cultural significance for Hawaiians
With extraodinary foresight, Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop, great-granddaughter and last royal descendant of Kamehameha the Great, founded Kamehameha Schools in 1887. Today, over 5,000 students are enrolled in campuses on three islands and an additional 23,000 are served annually through community-based and scholarship programs, and collaborations with educational and community organizations.
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