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KEANAHALA: Moena Papa ʻĀina (Placemats)

October 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on October 16, 2019 at 3:00 pm

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating indefinitely


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 kipuka@nameahawaii.com. 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 kipuka@nameahawaii.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.


October 9, 2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


KĪPUKA by Nā Mea Hawaiʻi
1200 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 United States


Puʻuhonua Society