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KEANAHALA: Moena Haliʻa
December 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 31, 2020
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.