Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Ruth Kaholoaʻa in Hilo 4/13/91 tape 2

Continued interview with Ruth Kaholoaʻa from title 24890 and recorded in her home in Hilo on April 13, 1991 for the documentary "Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past to Present." Kaholoaʻa works in her loʻi kalo (taro patch) and begins with a Hawaiian pule (prayer). While working in her loʻi kalo, Kaholoaʻa shares some childhood lessons which include how she takes care of her loʻi kalo and other mea kanu (plants); how to make a cup from a taro leaf; how the sap from the ulu (breadfruit) can be chewed like gum; and how a flower blossom looks like a woman.

Languages: English, Hawaiian


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