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Hina & Maui

Story of Hawaiian tapa-making at Bailey House Museum.

June 9, 2011
Maui Weekly

This original production will feature a presentation of the legend of Hina and Maui in hula and chant written by Kumu Hula Hōkūlani Holt. The event was created by Wesley Sen, a Hawai‘i Island kapa (tapa) artist, who will fashion one-of-a-kind costumes of traditional kapa for the performers. Kumu Sen, Holt and Pua Van Dorpe held a kapa-making workshop and exhibit at Bailey House Museum in 1987, when the art of kapa-making was first being revived.

Kumu Sen will present Hawaiian kapa-making as part of the evening’s festivities. Antique kapa from the collection of the Maui Historical Society will be on exhibit in the Bailey House Museum, and Refreshments will be by Catering from Soup to Nuts.

These treasured cultural practitioners are donating their time and talents—all proceeds from the event will benefit the Maui Historical Society.

Tickets are $50 for the general public and $45 for Maui Historical Society members. Attendees must be 21 or older. Seating is limited to 100 people.

Sen will also host dye-making and kapa decorating workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, and on Saturday, June 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The cost for both workshops is $30.



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