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Ke Kālai Lāʻau

The art of carving wood

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Kahakaʻio Ravenscraft

Cultural Practitioner, Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau

Kahakaʻio is studying the art of carving under master carver Sam Kaai.  He is currently a ranger at Puʻuhonua o Hōnaunau.  Kahakaʻio is a lineal descendent of the area and took some time to share about the relationship between the forest and carvers.

Video 1:


A kanaka kālai's perspective on the relationship between carver and forest.

Video 2:


Kālai: the process and customs relating to the forest.

Video 3:


Kālai: we are not museum pieces.  Making our practice relevant.

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