Ke Kālai Lāʻau
The art of carving wood
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.
A kanaka kālai's perspective on the relationship between carver and forest.
Kālai: the process and customs relating to the forest.
Kālai: we are not museum pieces. Making our practice relevant.