Yah,this one did have choke fibers I got one of those hard brown ones under my finger nail hoh! as for the ili I think cow hyde we have an indian store a few towns away that sells the cow ili for 125$ for one complete hyde.I am not sure about the false septum what is that? I would love to do a workshop with you It would be an honor! We are goin next year for family reunion not sure what month yet.I take my girls in May usually when the packages are cheap.and the cord what do you suggest.mahalo brahddah! I will upload some pic of my pahu soon
Aloha no, wow you do amazing work do you host all these work shops?I make ipu hekes here in the mailand,I also carved one hula pahu of ca palm I only used hand tools adz draw knife chisles was alot of fun I don't know that I would do it again that way,lolI still have to do some detail work an skin it yet.Do you sell any of these materials?hau and coco nut sennit?mahalo ia 'oe frank
Kainoa's mother is my sister...Puanani Guillermo. I am so proud of Kainoa...as he was home-schooled and luckily, Kumu Francis Sincenci was there to teach him some very important skills. He lives in Hana, sister Puanani lives in Haiku.
ke aloha no....Donna
Ae, hauoli no hoi keia i ka ike ana i kou inoa, e Loko'olu e. Nani kau mau kii i pa'i ai. Ua ike au ia olua o kau wahine ma kekahi hoolaha kiwi. Kaulana kena mau maka onaona. Mahalo keia hui uila ana o kaua!
Aloha kaua e Loko'olu a me 'Ihilani, hu ka lo'ihi 'a'ole i 'ike ia 'olua. Hope all is well with you both and 'ohana. We're maika'i, mahalo a nui for the pictures comment, Kanoena and Makana are our keiki and posing with some of our mea Hawai'i ma ka hale. Anyways, keep in touch and keep up the beautiful work with the "hana lima no'eau." I'm thinking about starting up a group on Maoli World for true craftsmen like yourselves to be included. Let me know if you're interested later on.
Malama pono me ke aloha,
Kumula'au, Haunani, Kanoena & Makanaonalani Sing
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Oi hookui aku o Lono ka hoku e miha i ka lani
Amoamo ke akua laau nui o Lono!
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E ku i ka malo ahiu!
O Lono ke akua laau!
Aulu e Lono!
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Loaa mai ke akua mana
Amama, ua noa
me ke aloha i ke kilihune ua o ka hooilo
Makekau o Nu'uanu