Hale Building Workshop

Posted by Keli'i Kotubetey on March 31, 2014

“I Kahiki ka ua, ako ʻē ka hale.”  ~  While the rain is still far away, thatch the house.  Be prepared.

ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #1178, Mary Kawena Pukuʻi

Wouldnʻt we always like to be prepared for everything that comes our way? Of course, but who really is all the time? But you can at least be prepared for this amazing workshop (assuming you hear about it in time!) featuring ʻAnakala Francis Sinenci of Hāna, Maui who will be helping us build two brand spankinʻ new hale kiaʻi (guard house) at two of our mākāhā. ʻAnakala Francis has been reviving the art of traditional hale building since 1994 and has built over 75 hale.

This workshop will be held at Heʻeia Fishpond on Saturday April 26th and Sunday April 27th from 8am to 4pm. All registered participants will receive an educational handbook pertaining to hale building, lunch for both days, some Paepae o Heʻeia shwag, and more information than you thought possible regarding hale. The workshop will teach basic lashing and thatching techniques and involve everyone in most of the steps from start to finish.

Register via Eventbrite here: halekiai.eventbrite.com

This hands-on workshop is made possible through our Maliʻu a Liʻu Project funded the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Our next hands-on workshop will be ʻUhau Humu Pōhaku (Dry stack rock wall building) on June 28th and 29th. See you there!

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