Ni‘ihau Shell Workshops with Kele Kanahele

When:
August 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
2018-08-18T10:00:00-10:00
2018-08-18T16:00:00-10:00
Where:
Lyman Museum
276 Haili St
Hilo, HI 96720
USA

august_2018_kele_adjustedIn a special Summer offering, Kele Kanahele of the Island of Ni‘ihau returns to teach the authentic creation of Ni‘ihau shell jewelry at the Lyman Museum!  Visit his acclaimed workshop twice in August:

Friday, August 17                                   10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Saturday, August 18                              10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

On either day you will learn how to make a 22-inch necklace/lei or a pair of earrings in the heliconia poleho style, using either black poleho or the more rare honey-gold poleho shells—both augmented with momi ke‘oke‘o or momi lenalena shells (your choice!).  Prices vary according to Museum membership and choice of shells, but are exceptionally reasonable!  You may, of course, create more than one piece, as long as you sign up for specific pieces in advance.  Space is limited to 24 persons per day; only people who have registered can be permitted in the classroom.  Reservations must be made, pieces and shell colors specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Friday, August 10, to ensure your place and the availability of shells. 

Learn to create these treasures of Ni‘ihau from a master—and give a uniquely Hawaiian gift (to yourself, perhaps?)!  For pricing and other information, please call 935-5021 ext. 101 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk. 

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