Hawaiians used the leaves of the pandanus tree to weave mats, wall thatch, and even the sails for their canoes. Lauhala hats, slippers, handbags and other items were in vogue in the early 1900’s, but are much harder to find these days. HPR’s Noe Tanigawa reports on an upcoming show and sale. Note the vintage red lauhala papale above.
And here's Michele Zane Faridi sporting a hat she made for the Na Hana Lauhala exhibition and sale at Tutuvi Sitoa Gallery. The opening is Wednesday evening, September 19th, 5:30-7:30. The show runs through October 13th, Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm at Tutuvi Sitoa, 2636 South King Street near University. Parking behind the store. Call 949-4355 or check http://www.tutuvi.com/