Nā Hulu Kūpuna – Esther Makuaole

Tuti Kanahele visits Esther Makuaole who makes her home on Kaua‘i. Following a long-established tradition taught to her as a young girl in Kona, Esther skillfully weaves pāpale (hats) made of lau hala and other materials.

The exquisite beauty of her work is revealed as she demonstrates the tools and the styles of weaving.
Videotaped July 31, 1990 at Waimea, Kaua‘i.
Nā Hulu Kūpuna is a series of video portraits featuring Hawaiians of the kupuna (grandparent) generation sharing knowledge and stories in their native language.
In Hawaiian language; no English subtitles.
Produced in association with ‘Aha Pūnana Leo.
Lilikala Kame‘eleihiwa, Ph.D
Center for Hawaiian Studies
University of Hawai‘i - Mānoa
Makalapua (Kaawa) Alencastre
Ke‘ena ‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i
University of Hawai‘i - Mānoa
Length: 19 minutes
Hawai‘i public access channels

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