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  Learn the ancient art of Hawaiian Tapa making. Classes in Kona & Makapala Retreat Center,Big Island of Hawaii. Email: kahanatapa@yahoo.com for more info

 
 

Hawaiian Tapa/Kapa making,

40 years of teaching our youth in Hawaii


gathering kukui roots in forestkukui roots for dyekukui root dye

Video of our youth learning this ancient art

tapa making at Kealakekua

We teach all aspects of Tapa making from harvesting wauke, preparing bark for beating, beating bark into Tapa cloth, preparation of plant dyes, carving Ohe Kapala/bamboo stamps, and printing Tapa cloth. Call 808-4570993 for info on classes. We will also be teaching classes on Oahu please contact Auntie Lehua at lomihawaii@lomihawaii.com

 

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