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Parent & Child: Lauhala Weaving

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Title: Parent & Child: Lauhala Weaving with Nanette Bell and Carol Zakahi

Level: 8 years old and up

Tuition: $10 per participant

Description: Lauhala (from the Hawaiian word “lau,” which means leaf) is traditional plaited weaving using leaves from the hala tree to create useful and decorative items such as baskets, mats, hats and jewelry. In this workshop, join Kumu Nanette Bell and Carol Zakahi to make your choice of a lauhala bracelet, turtle or both.

* This workshop was made possible by the generous donation of the Hiroaki, Elaine & Lawrence Kono Foundation

Instructor Bio:

Carol Zakahi is a native to Holualoa, a hairdresser, a wife, mother, grandmother and a sansei (third generation lauhala weaver). She is a community servant and has been a member of Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona since 2006, owner on the Mini Museum TNSZ Connection in Holualoa, a historian for the Daifukuji Orchid Club and a representative of the American Orchid Society.

Nanette Bell is a retired macadamia nut farmer and avid naturalist who has lived most of her life in South Kona. She is a fiber artist having worked with batik and shibori, but her main interest is basket weaving. She has been a student of lauhala weaving for about 20 years, being fortunate to weave with master weavers like Ed Kaneko, Josephine Fergerstrom and Arthur Murata. It is with their blessing that she continues their tradition of teaching.

Minimum Enrollment: 6
Maximum Enrollment: 14