Hawaiian Legacy Foundation: Eddie & Myrna Kamae

Interview with Ruth Kaholoaʻa in Waipiʻo Valley 8/16/92 tape 2

Continued interview with Ruth Kaholoaʻa from title 24894 and recorded in Waipiʻo Valley, Hawaiʻi Island on August 16, 1992 for the documentary "Hawaiian Voices: Bridging Past to Present." Kaholoaʻa shares stories of life in Waipiʻo Valley on Hawaiʻi Island; her life raising thirteen children; how she would carry one baby on her back while another child walked along with her and they would go to the stream to catch fish for food; and how Hawaiians would wrap their poi in tī leaves. In the second part of the video, Kaholoaʻa teaches children the usage of kaula malina (sisal rope), a tropical American plant grown for its fiber and used for rope.

Languages: English


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