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Ohe Kāpala Workshop with Kumu Aulii Mitchell (Day 1 of 2 Day Series)

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Kumu Aulii Mitchell, shares the art of `ohe kāpala or the making of bamboo stamps. The `ohe kāpala was originally used to print on kapa or bark cloth by the early Hawaiian people and is still a living art here in Hawai`i nei. Today, it is used in the traditions of kapa and also on many mediums of art in present time. Those interested can meet with Kumu Aulii at Kipuka at Ward Village at 1pm and the group will carpool to the forest in Nu`uanu. Day 1, Saturday, October 12th, will involve the gathering `ohe or bamboo in the forest and then kumu Aulii will teach how to cut the preforms for the `ohe kāpala on the same day. Day 2, Sunday, October 13th, everyone will meet at Kipuka at Ward Village where kumu Aulii will teach the cutting of geometric designs on the `ohe 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 Aulii 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 emailing kipuka@nameahawaii.com.


October 12
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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KĪPUKA by Nā Mea Hawaiʻi
1200 Ala Moana Blvd
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814 United States
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