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Ike Ulana Lau Hala: The Vitality and Vibrancy of Lau Hala Weaving Traditions in Hawaii

Lia O'Neill M. A. Keawe, Marsha MacDowell, and C. Kurt Dewhurst


The weaving of lauhala represents a living tradition borne on the great arc of Pacific voyaging history. This thriving tradition is made immediate by masters of the art who transmit their knowledge to those who are similarly devoted to, and delighted by, the smoothness, softness, and that particular warm fragrance of a woven lauhala treasure. This, the third volume in the Hawaiʻinuiākea series, is an intriguing collection of articles and images about the Hawaiian tradition of ulanalauhala: the weaving, by hand, of driedPandanus tectorius leaves. The book considers the humble hala leaf through ... More

Keywords: lauhala weaving, woven lauhala, Hawaiian tradition, ulanalauhala, hand weaving, hala leaf, Hawaiian culture, cultural heritage

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780824840938
Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: November 2016 DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824840938.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Lia O'Neill M. A. Keawe, editor
University of Hawaii at Manoa

Marsha MacDowell, editor
Michigan State University

C. Kurt Dewhurst, editor
Michigan State University

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