Adding the pili

Malia helps Pomaika'i affix pili to the finished hale framework In Hawaiian Hall at Bishop Museum on Sept. 24, 2008.

Malia helps Pomaika’i affix pili to the finished framework of the hale today.

With the framework nearly completed on the historical hale pili in Hawaiian Hall at the Bishop Museum, students from Farrington High School’s Hawaiian Academy worked to bind the dried pili into small sheafs while Kumu Pomaika’i Kaniaupi’o-Crozier and Alaka’i Malia Kniatt began affixing the sheafs to the frame.

Work is progressing on hale pili and Crozier says the public will get their first look at the completed work in July 2009. In the mean time, you, the reader, get a sneak preview!

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