*CANCELLED* Hawaiian Lauhala Weaving and Ethnobotany
Learn the techniques to prepare the leaves and to weave your own lauhala fan.
Pandanus, also known as Hala, was brought by the early Polynesian settlers to Hawaiʻi, where it was found growing naturally. It was an important plant that provided the material for weaving mats and canoe sails. The word Hala also has several meanings in Hawaiian. As a noun, it is defined as a sin, vice, offense, fault, error. It can also mean to pass, elapse, as time; to pass by; to miss; and to pass away or die. Hala was also used in ceremonial purification because of its connotation of letting go of an offense. Therefore, in weaving lauhala one is encouraged to leave all negative thoughts and feelings pass and to forgive, which is the essence of Hoʻoponopono- to make right a wrong.
Instructor: Wesley Sen
Date & Time: Saturday, August 11, 2018, 9:30am-12pm
Location: The Children’s Learning Center (CLC)
Register: To register, please call (808)988-0456.
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Photo Source: Wesley Sen