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  1. 1. LOLE:Clothing
  2. 2. KAPA
  3. 3. KAPA MAKING TOOLS I`E KUKU – Hardwoood beaters
  4. 4. KAPA
  5. 5. KAPA• I hole `ia nō ka i`e i ke kau o ka lā The time to cut designs in a tapa beater is when the sun is high. Do your work when you can do your best.
  6. 6. WAUKE• Canoe plant• Botanists recognize just one species of wauke, but kapa makers speak of a number of varieties
  7. 7. WAUKE
  8. 8. WAUKE ORIGINS• Several legends account for its origin in mythic terms – Maikoha – banished to Kaupō – Maikoha – from Pū`iwa in Nu`uanu Valley – Kāne
  9. 9. MĀ MAKI
  10. 10. LOLE
  11. 11. LOLE Halau O Kekuhi, the first hālau hula to be outfitted intraditional kapa garments in over 200 years, performing at the 2011 Merrie Monarch Festival in Hilo, Hawaii. Photos: Adam Palumbo, Big Island Designs
  12. 12. PĀ `Ū Leipupu Stone wearing pāū hula. Photo courtesy of Wendeanne Keaka Stitt
  13. 13. KĪ HEIFrom left: Wendeanne Keaka Stitt, Roen Hufford, and Marie McDonald. Photo courtesy of Wendeanne Keaka Stitt
  14. 14. AHU LĀ `ĪKUI LĀ `Ī
  15. 15. AHU LĀ `ĪKUI LĀ `Ī
  16. 16. AHU`ULA
  17. 17. KĀ MA`A
  18. 18. If you have anyquestions, please ask them on theDiscussion Board. Mahalo!