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KEANAHALA: Moena Papa ʻĀina (Placemats)
January 8 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm$40
Pre-requisite: Moena Haliʻa Class (Thursdays 1–4pm)
Continue learning lau hala weaving with Moena Papa ʻĀina or tabletop-worthy placemats. Every Second + Fourth Wednesdays. Allow yourself 2–3 hours. RSVP Req’d to firstname.lastname@example.org. 6 person max. $40 includes materials and instruction.
Making moena (traditional Hawaiian mats) is a communal practice; together, we learn by doing. Classes in our KEANAHALA program offer you the opportunity to acquire a new skill, share stories, and make connections through weaving and learning. The practice of working with lauhala is based on a deeper value system that respectsour natural resources, kūpuna, kumu,and community. This Hawaiian process of inclusion and collaboration will empower you in unanticipated ways.
Begin with a Moena Haliʻa, a small “memory mat,” approximately 6×6.” RSVP recommended, Drop-in welcome on Thursdays between 1–4pm. Allow yourself 45min to finish. $20 includes kit and instruction. RSVP to email@example.com.
KEANAHALA is a community weaving program of Pu‘uhonua Society, a non-profit organization that supports Native Hawaiian and Hawai‘i-based visual artists and cultural practitioners. For more info, visit puuhonua-society.org.
KEANAHALA is sponsored by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). OHA’s Community Grants Program supports non-profit organizations whose projects and programs serve the Native Hawaiian community and align with OHA’s Strategic Results. For more information about the Community Grants Program, please visit https://www.oha.org/grants.