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Native Arts

Hawaiian Art

Hawaiian artists and artisans use the elements of the natural world to create a wide variety of works. These include carved bowls from native woods, woven lauhala mats and bowls, leis made from shells, flowers, leaves, feathers and seeds, kapa cloth and exquisite modern re-creations of traditional weapons. Their work is on display around the island at museums, galleries, boutiques and resort shops.

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National Parks

The island of Hawaii has five national parks, sites and trails, each with its own natural beauty and cultural significance. Of course we have famous Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, home of the world’s most active volcano, but also historic “place of refuge” Puuhonua o Honaunau, the imposing temple Puukohola, where family blood was spilled to unite the island, the more than 175-mile Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail, and Kaloko-Honokohau, where aquaculture was practiced in ancient times.

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