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Ulana Lau Niu with Leilani Pearson Workshop 07/26

  • Paiko 675 Auahi Street Honolulu, HI, 96813 United States (map)
Ulana Lau Niu w/Leilani Pearson

About the class: Come join us and learn Ulana Lau Niu, the Hawaiian ancient art of weaving coconut fronds. In this fun, creative and cultural workshop, you will be taught how to make your very own Hawaiian Coconut Hat (or Papale Niu). Feel immersed into the Coco world as you learn the basics of the plant, it’s significance to the islands and how to care for your hat which can last up to 20+ years! All instructions and supplies are included in this workshop. Wear your Papale right away, gift it or take it home! It is a great opportunity to shine a light on this important skill from the past. One you can share and help perpetuate for future generations. All are welcome, from crafty beginners to weaver pros.

Bio: Born and raised in Tahiti, Leilani Pearson learned the art of weaving at a young age. She moved to Hawaii 20 years ago to study Ethnobotany and ended up staying. She now resides in Maui and has found her passion in farming Gardenias, hosting workshops and crafting Specialty Leis and Hakus, combining Traditional techniques from the old to the Modern.