Screen Shot 2020-12-18 at 5.17.05 PM.png

Ke Kālai Lāʻau

The art of carving wood

Screen Shot 2021-05-07 at 4.28.20 PM.png
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.