May Day Preparations

Mahalo for those of you who are willing and able to kōkua us in Papa ‘Ekolu for May Day. Every student will be wearing pā’ū lā’ī, or a ti leaf skirt. Fifty-five to sixty-five ti leaves will need to be picked and prepared for each skirt.

Below are the two videos that Kumu Hālani suggested for each ‘ohana to watch. The first video shows how to best remove leaves from the stock, clean, and debone the leaves. The second video will show how to make the leaves uniform in length, and shave the stems so the skirts will be full when we make them in school. Have fun learning these important Hawaiian practices and traditions!

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