Learn about the Hawaiian art of kapa making and visit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's latest exhibit on this ancient cultural practice.

Learn about the Hawaiian art of kapa making and visit the Maui Arts & Cultural Center's latest exhibit on this ancient cultural practice.

Lei Ishikawa, Kapa Maker, Hawaiian Cloth Artist, Kapa Ohe Kapala, Bamboo Stamps

Lei Ishikawa, Kapa Maker, Hawaiian Cloth Artist, Kapa Ohe Kapala, Bamboo Stamps

Fashioning clothing from kapa or bark cloth was a duty of the village women. It was a long and difficult task to make the cloth out of the inner bark of certain trees and plants.

Fashioning clothing from kapa or bark cloth was a duty of the village women. It was a long and difficult task to make the cloth out of the inner bark of certain trees and plants.

Ka'iulani DeSilva and Verna Takashima demonstrate and explain the art of  'ohe kapala or kapa cloth printing

Ka'iulani DeSilva and Verna Takashima demonstrate and explain the art of 'ohe kapala or kapa cloth printing

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