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Traditional Arts and Skills

Masters of a multitude of traditional skills and arts abound here in Hawai'i. This collection of clips highlights the kumu and master artisans that we are lucky enough to have on film and video showcasing their expertise. Perhaps you can take a quiet moment to explore and find a potential new hobby or calling or just be inspired to keep learning!

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Interview with Bob Gleason 3/31/92 tape 1

Interview with Bob Gleason 3/31/92 tape 1

Interview with Bob Gleason, a luthier or stringed instrument maker recorded on March 31, 1992. In this video Gleason shares his manaʻo (thoughts)...

Year:
1992
Duration:
00:25:51
The Making of a Kamaka ʻukulele

The Making of a Kamaka ʻukulele

Footage from the original South Street Kamaka Ukuleles factory and store. Includes Chris Kamaka explaining how he inspects a newly made ʻukulele.

Year:
1987
Duration:
00:34:20
Interview with Philbert Freitas 1

Interview with Philbert Freitas 1

Interview with Philbert Freitas conducted by Chris Conybeare. Freitas talks about the saddle especially the Hawaiian saddle, different parts of the...

Duration:
00:04:00
Interview with Philbert Freitas 2

Interview with Philbert Freitas 2

Interview with Philbert Freitas. Topics include the components of Hawaiian saddles, the influence of the Mexican saddle on the Hawaiian saddle, the...

Duration:
00:16:40
Interview with Henry Silva 2

Interview with Henry Silva 2

Interview with Henry Silva conducted by Chris Conybeare. Topics include explaining different types of saddles, how he began working on saddles,...

Duration:
00:40:38
Interview with Henry Silva 3

Interview with Henry Silva 3

Interview with Henry Silva conducted by Chris Conybeare. Henry Silva demonstrates and narrates how to make and use a bullwhip; specifically how his...

Duration:
00:14:12
Making a mold #1 4/29/86

Making a mold #1 4/29/86

This video contains footage recorded on April 29, 1986 for the Memory Lane project. Includes footage of the process of making a mold which includes...

Year:
1986
Duration:
00:16:17
Making a mold #2 4/29/86

Making a mold #2 4/29/86

This video contains footage recorded on April 29, 1986 for the Memory Lane project. Includes footage of the process making a mold which includes...

Year:
1986
Duration:
00:21:29
Aunty Gladys Grace demonstrates lauhala weaving

Aunty Gladys Grace demonstrates lauhala weaving

Aunty Gladys Grace demonstrates how to weave a lauhala hat; video in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and English.

Duration:
00:06:00
Lauhala weaving with Uncle Peter Park

Lauhala weaving with Uncle Peter Park

Elizabeth Lee interviews weaver Peter Park in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and English. Interview includes discussion on his life, weaving pāpale and other...

Duration:
00:57:16
Interview with Auntie Sarah Kaupiko

Interview with Auntie Sarah Kaupiko

Elizabeth Lee Interviews Auntie Sarah Kaupiko in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi. Topics include life and lauhala weaving; file includes demonstration.

Duration:
00:35:17
Lauhala weaving with Aunty Esther Kakalia Westmoreland two

Lauhala weaving with Aunty Esther Kakalia Westmoreland two

Second interview with weaver Esther Kakalia Westmoreland; discusses lauhala pāpale, mats, and fans. She also talks about the first lauhala club.

Duration:
00:59:24