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Kite + Community
July 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm PDT
Discover the rich history, mythologies, and cultural importance of kite-making in Hawaiʻi. Led by Kanaka Maoli artist Lehuauakea and supported by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, this year-long project culminates in a collaborative kite-making activity.
The culmination of a year-long project by Kanaka Maoli artist Lehuauakea and funded by the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation, this event invites the community to learn about traditional Native Hawaiian kapa (barkcloth) kites. Held at the Center for Native Arts and Cultures, the event will address the histories, mythologies, and significance of kite-making in Hawaiʻi. Youth and their families will be invited to take part in a collaborative kite by helping create the final tail pieces for a traditional “Hīhīmanu” (manta ray) kite. The day will also include music performances, as well as food and craft vendors from the local Hawaiian community.
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