Native Hawaiian Arts Market a Big Hit

May 12, 2012
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by Jim Rizzuto
Poi Pounding

The Native Hawaiian Arts Market was held Saturday at Kahili Town Hall in Waimea.  The event featured a wide variety of media, including  fine arts, cultural jewelry, traditional wood and bone carvings, photography, fiber arts, original kapa/tapa cloth and more.  There were Hawaiian cultural demonstrations such as poi pounding, and a display of Native Hawaiian tools including  fish bats (used to disable the big fish before pulling them into the canoe or boat).   There was live music, food, and a keiki corner.

 

Fishing writer Jim Rizzuto was one of hundreds attending the event.  He says the crowd was enthusiastic and the exhibits definitely interesting.  Thanks to Jim for the photos!

(by Jim Rizzuto)
Mel Hewitt with Fish Bat
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