a?a?talk Storya??a? And Demonstration With Umi & Leinaala Kai a?? Free!

We encourage you to ask questions and watch them create some of their own work right here at the Hui! This is a great opportunity to learn about making tools, weapons, and lauhala weaving from Native Hawaiian artists.

Gordon Umialiloalahanauokalakaua Kai ('Umi" to his friends) crafted his first Hawaiian weapon over 45 years ago. Made from the wood of a mango tree and ringed with shark teeth, his first leiomano or 'lei of the shark," is still with him. Umi is not the only artist in the family; Janice Leinaala Noweo Kai, his wife of 42 years, is a skilled weaver. With over 45 years of experience learning about and crafting na mea Hawaii, including na mea kaua (things of war), Umi and Leinaala are part of a small group of Native Hawaiian artists perpetuating the craft of making tools and weapons that were once essential to survival. kaikompany.com

Location: Maui

Hui Noeau Visual Arts Center
2841 Baldwin Ave
Makawao, HI 96768
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