Friday, March 7, 2014

Kapa: Traditional Hawaiian Cloth - A Gorgeous Exhibit



Before the days of grass hula skirts, before Hawaii was “discovered” and placed on paper maps, ancient Hawaiians wore clothing made from the bark of trees. This fabric was painstakingly prepared, carefully pounded, softened, and dyed in intricate patterns.
 
Traditional kapa bedding fabric and pounders on display from the Bailey House Museum.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Crazy Wisdom with the Sunset Messiah


“Heeeyy! Look at these rocks! I found them here, at this beach, can you believe that?”

A curly blonde hippie surfer dude was holding them in one hand, palm extended to us. One stone was smooth and grayish, like an elongated triangle. The other quartz-like and crystalline, with a rougher edge.

Rocks found at this beach.
“Here, do you want to touch it?” He was like a 6 year old at show-and-tell emptying out his pockets.