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ʻOhe Kāpala with Kumu Auliʻi Mitchell (Pt. 1)

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Kumu Auliʻi Mitchell, shares the art of ʻohe kāpala or the making of bamboo stamps. The ʻohe kāpala was originally used to print on kapa or bark cloth by the early Hawaiian people and is still a living art here in Hawaiʻi nei. Today, it is used in the traditions of kapa and also on many mediums of art in present time.

Day 1 – Saturday, January 25th, meet with Kumu Auliʻi at Kīpuka at Ward Village at 1:00 pm and the group will carpool to the forest to harvest ʻohe (bamboo) in the forest and then Kumu Auliʻi will teach how to cut the preforms for the ʻohe kāpala on the same day.

Day 2 – Sunday, January 26th, everyone will meet at Kīpuka at Ward Village where Kumu Auliʻi will teach the cutting of geometric designs on the ʻohe kāpala preform and then he will instruct the printing on pieces of kapa with natural dyes. For day 1, please bring water, long sleeve shirts (bamboo is very sharp even the leaves), mosquito repellent, good shoes and rain gear. Kumu Auliʻi will provide the tools needed to gather the bamboo and prepare the preforms. Those interested must enroll in the two day workshop.

The cost for the two day workshop is $60. Mahalo nui!

Please RSVP by calling Nā Mea Hawaiʻi at (808) 596-8885 or emailing kipuka@nameahawaii.com


January 25
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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