Mānoa Heritage Center

In Loving Memory

MHC’s co-founder, Mary M. Cooke (1936-2022)

Remembering Mary

Come and be inspired!

A guided tour of Mānoa Heritage Center gardens and Kūkaʻōʻō Heiau introduces visitors to the beauty of Hawaiʻi’s unique cultural and natural heritage.

MHC Public Programming Update

Aloha mai kākou,

We have reopened for tours of 8 people (max) on weekday afternoons and select Saturday mornings. Please see Event Calendar for specific dates and times.

Please visit the Event Calendar above to register for a tour.

In addition, we ask if you are not feeling well, to please consider staying home and rescheduling your visit.

Thank you for helping us to keep our community safe. We hope to see you soon!

During these uncertain times, we want to leave you with this quote shared by our friends at the Polynesian Voyaging Society:

“We are each made for goodness, love, and compassion.  Our lives are transformed as much as the world is when we live with these truths.”

– Archbishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu

PLAN A VISIT

Enjoy this introduction to Mānoa Heritage Center created by recent Mid-Pacific graduate Garrison Lagapa (class of 2018). This short film was a senior project, and part of receiving his Hawaiian Studies certificate.

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Join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 12 noon for the first of two special lunchtime Kahaukani Conversations in celebration of Dr. Monte Cooke's birthday. Dr. Monte Cooke was born on December 20, 1874, and became the first curator of the Malacology collection at the Bishop Museum in 1907. Throughout his career Dr. Cooke led many expeditions and field surveys throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific and Indo-West Pacific Ocean that helped to expand the collection.  We have 2 amazing speakers from Bishop Museum’s malacology department who will be sharing on 2 different topics (see slide 2).  The second presentation celebrating kāhuli will take place in January 2023.  🐌Register at the Event Calendar on our website (link in bio) or go to bit.ly/kahuli1  #KahaukaniConversations #VirtualKahaukaniConversations #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kāhuli #NativeHawaiianSnails #MonteCookeJr #BishopMuseum #Malacology #HawaiiMalacology
Join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 12 noon for the first of two special lunchtime Kahaukani Conversations in celebration of Dr. Monte Cooke's birthday. Dr. Monte Cooke was born on December 20, 1874, and became the first curator of the Malacology collection at the Bishop Museum in 1907. Throughout his career Dr. Cooke led many expeditions and field surveys throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific and Indo-West Pacific Ocean that helped to expand the collection.  We have 2 amazing speakers from Bishop Museum’s malacology department who will be sharing on 2 different topics (see slide 2).  The second presentation celebrating kāhuli will take place in January 2023.  🐌Register at the Event Calendar on our website (link in bio) or go to bit.ly/kahuli1  #KahaukaniConversations #VirtualKahaukaniConversations #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kāhuli #NativeHawaiianSnails #MonteCookeJr #BishopMuseum #Malacology #HawaiiMalacology
Join us on Wednesday, December 14 at 12 noon for the first of two special lunchtime Kahaukani Conversations in celebration of Dr. Monte Cooke's birthday. Dr. Monte Cooke was born on December 20, 1874, and became the first curator of the Malacology collection at the Bishop Museum in 1907. Throughout his career Dr. Cooke led many expeditions and field surveys throughout Hawaiʻi and the Pacific and Indo-West Pacific Ocean that helped to expand the collection. We have 2 amazing speakers from Bishop Museum’s malacology department who will be sharing on 2 different topics (see slide 2). The second presentation celebrating kāhuli will take place in January 2023. 🐌Register at the Event Calendar on our website (link in bio) or go to bit.ly/kahuli1 #KahaukaniConversations #VirtualKahaukaniConversations #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kāhuli #NativeHawaiianSnails #MonteCookeJr #BishopMuseum #Malacology #HawaiiMalacology
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Join Kumu Kau‘i Mead for an engaging and enriching hour of Ho‘ōla Music and Cultural Arts. 
This introduction will focus on the value of Aloha including mo‘olelo and learning the song Island Style/‘Ōiwi E. Students will also learn the history of the ʻukulele and the C chord progression. Students will need to bring a ʻukulele, if possible (there’s a limited number of ʻukulele available to borrow), and a notebook. 
Register at the event calendar on our website (linked in bio) or go to bit.ly/papahoola 
#ManoaHeritageCenter #HoōlaMusicAndCulturalArts #PapaHoōla #HawaiianCulture #HawaiianValues #HawaiianMusic #HawaiianArts #ProgramsForStudents #EducationalPrograms #MusicProgramsForKids
Join Kumu Kau‘i Mead for an engaging and enriching hour of Ho‘ōla Music and Cultural Arts. This introduction will focus on the value of Aloha including mo‘olelo and learning the song Island Style/‘Ōiwi E. Students will also learn the history of the ʻukulele and the C chord progression. Students will need to bring a ʻukulele, if possible (there’s a limited number of ʻukulele available to borrow), and a notebook. Register at the event calendar on our website (linked in bio) or go to bit.ly/papahoola #ManoaHeritageCenter #HoōlaMusicAndCulturalArts #PapaHoōla #HawaiianCulture #HawaiianValues #HawaiianMusic #HawaiianArts #ProgramsForStudents #EducationalPrograms #MusicProgramsForKids
6 days ago
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2/9
Sharing this in case anyone is interested! Our friends @malama.manoa, @uhlyonarboretum, and the Mānoa branch of @theoutdoorcircle will be holding their 1000 tree giveaway this Saturday at College Hill.  Stop by and get a free tree or plant! 🌴An arborist and horticulturist will also be there to answer questions 💚  #ManoaHeritageCenter #MHC #Manoa Valley #MālamaMānoa #MānoaOutdoorCircle #LyonArboretum #TreeGiveaway #1000TreeGiveaway #HawaiiTreeGiveaway
Sharing this in case anyone is interested! Our friends @malama.manoa, @uhlyonarboretum, and the Mānoa branch of @theoutdoorcircle will be holding their 1000 tree giveaway this Saturday at College Hill. Stop by and get a free tree or plant! 🌴An arborist and horticulturist will also be there to answer questions 💚 #ManoaHeritageCenter #MHC #Manoa Valley #MālamaMānoa #MānoaOutdoorCircle #LyonArboretum #TreeGiveaway #1000TreeGiveaway #HawaiiTreeGiveaway
4 weeks ago
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3/9
There are still open spots to join private chef Sayuri Cockey to learn about TENRO, a cooking method using all natural ingredients for restoration of body, mind, and spirit. Sayuri has been a private chef for 4 years and owner of the restaurant Aisunao in Naoshima, Japan since 2001. You can find more information about her and about TENRO at her website: www.leai.space  Find more info and registration at bit.ly/tenro1112. You can also find it on the event calendar at our website (link in bio).  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshop #LearnByDoing #CookingWorkshop #AllNaturalIngredients #TENRO
There are still open spots to join private chef Sayuri Cockey to learn about TENRO, a cooking method using all natural ingredients for restoration of body, mind, and spirit. Sayuri has been a private chef for 4 years and owner of the restaurant Aisunao in Naoshima, Japan since 2001. You can find more information about her and about TENRO at her website: www.leai.space Find more info and registration at bit.ly/tenro1112. You can also find it on the event calendar at our website (link in bio). #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshop #LearnByDoing #CookingWorkshop #AllNaturalIngredients #TENRO
1 month ago
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Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai  🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones”
🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine
🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging
🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents)
🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Naupaka Kahakai 🏝Another Hawaiian name for naupaka is huahekili meaning “hailstones” 🏝Fruit was eaten as refreshment on journeys and in times of famine 🏝Rub inside of goggles with fruit or leaves to prevent fogging 🏝Scaevola taccada is the only indigenous species and the only species that produces white fruit (spread via fruits floating on ocean currents) 🏝There are endemic species but they produce dark purple fruit (spread via birds) #NativeHawaiianPlants #NativeHawaiianBeachPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #NaupakaKahakai #BeachNaupaka #ScaevolaTaccada #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
1 month ago
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5/9
Aloha everyone! 🌺  MHC has some huli from our recent kalo harvest. The variety is most likely moi but we are not 100% sure.  Available for free on a first come first serve basis. Open to anyone who needs or would like some. You are welcome to stop by anytime between 9am to 3pm M-F as long as you give us a call first so we know when to expect you.  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #HuliKalo #CanoePlant #GrowYourOwn #Kalo #Taro #FreePlants #DrylandKalo
Aloha everyone! 🌺 MHC has some huli from our recent kalo harvest. The variety is most likely moi but we are not 100% sure. Available for free on a first come first serve basis. Open to anyone who needs or would like some. You are welcome to stop by anytime between 9am to 3pm M-F as long as you give us a call first so we know when to expect you. #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #HuliKalo #CanoePlant #GrowYourOwn #Kalo #Taro #FreePlants #DrylandKalo
1 month ago
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Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe
Psydrax odorata  🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole)
🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning
🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path
🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves
🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods
🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae)  #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Alaheʻe Psydrax odorata 🌳Great native replacement for mock orange (alaheʻe haole) 🌳Flowers are mild to very fragrant with their scent being strongest in the morning 🌳Ala means path while heʻe means to slide = when the alaheʻe tree is full of flowers and the smell slides down the mountain in a fragrant path 🌳Early Hawaiians reportedly made a dark brown/black dye from the leaves 🌳Hard, dense wood used for fishing implements such as heʻe (octopus) spears, fishhooks and makau manō (shark hooks) with a bone point; farming tools such as ʻōʻō; and adze blades for cutting softer woods 🌳Member of the coffee family (Rubiaceae) #NativeHawaiianPlants #IndigenousHawaiianPlants #Alahee #PsydraxOdorata #CoffeeFamily #Rubiaceae #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
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Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction)
Candlenut
Aleurites moluccana  🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish
🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui)
🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10)
🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface
🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn
🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up)  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
Kukui (Polynesian introduction) Candlenut Aleurites moluccana 🕯Oil = fuel for stone lamps and ti leaf sheath torches + varnish or polish 🕯Nuts were skewered on coconut leaf mid-rib and lit one by one for a candle (kali kukui) 🕯Inner bark of tree & roots makes a red-brown dye used for kapa and cordage (see img 7-10) 🕯Fishermen sprinkled roasted and crushed kukui kernels on the ocean to create a lens that allowed them to see below the surface 🕯Sap used for chapped lips, cold sores, mild sunburn 🕯1 tree can drop up to 100 lbs of leaves and nuts (plenty rubbish + seeds will germinate everywhere if not picked up) #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #Kukui #CandleNut #AleuritesMoluccana #NativeHawaiianPlants #CanoePlants #FlowerFridays #FridayFlower #FloraFriday #FridayFlora
2 months ago
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Learn how to make a Filipino Christmas star lantern or parol this October! Parol lanterns are displayed outside of houses, businesses, and streets throughout the Philippines as early as September through the Christmas season. 
The tradition of parol dates back to the Spanish colonial period when Christians would carry torches and candles in a Christmas Novena procession leading up to their churches for midnight mass. “Parol” comes from the Spanish word “farol” which means lantern. This lantern symbolizes the star of Bethlehem and is an expression of faith and hope.  Register at the Event Calendar on our website or go o bit.ly/parol2022  #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FilipinoCulture #ParolMaking #ChristmasStar #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #FilipinoChristmasLantern #ChristmasLantern
Learn how to make a Filipino Christmas star lantern or parol this October! Parol lanterns are displayed outside of houses, businesses, and streets throughout the Philippines as early as September through the Christmas season. The tradition of parol dates back to the Spanish colonial period when Christians would carry torches and candles in a Christmas Novena procession leading up to their churches for midnight mass. “Parol” comes from the Spanish word “farol” which means lantern. This lantern symbolizes the star of Bethlehem and is an expression of faith and hope. Register at the Event Calendar on our website or go o bit.ly/parol2022 #ManoaHeritageCenter #ManoaValley #FilipinoCulture #ParolMaking #ChristmasStar #MaKaHanaKaIkeWorkshops #FilipinoChristmasLantern #ChristmasLantern
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Paintings, Prints, and Drawings of Hawaii

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