Hawaiians of old had signifiers of royalty called kahili. Long staffs
were topped with feather cylinders and carried in front of or alongside
ali`i, or royalty. This weekend two kahili specialists on Hawai`i Island
will offer a workshop in the artform. HPR's Noe Tanigawa visited some
of Hawai`i's most precious kahili at the Bishop Museum for this report.
Lucia Jensen and her daughter, expert feather artist, Natalie Mahina
Jensen, will cover the history of kahili and the construction of a hand
held example in a workshop this Saturday and Sunday. All are welcome to
attend at the Amy Greenwell Garden in Captain Cook, on the Kona side of
Hawai`i Island. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Amy Greenwell Garden for details.
AIRED: Friday, July 16, 2010