UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION – Hawaiinuiakea Silent Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 1, 2021 11:59 PM HST


Papale Lauhala Made on Kauai

Item Number
Estimated Value
$400 USD
$305 USD to mke0dd03e

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION (tax ID 990085260) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
8  -  Bid History

Item Description

Dimensions of papale- 21.5 inch band
Design- maka oeno

This papale lauhala (pandanus hat) piko (crown) is a Hawaiian style hat woven (actually plaited) of carefully prepared and stripped lauhala, or leaves of the pandanus tree, a natural fiber. It was woven on the island of Kauai by a member of a community weaving group on Zoom led by Kumu Maile Andrade. 

Maile Andrade is a faculty member at Kamakakuokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies and one of the classes she teaches is HWST 322 - Advanced Hawaiian Fiber Arts Studio-Hana Noeau Maawe.  In HWST 322 the students examine the customary and contemporary use of fiber materials and the skills used in Hawaiian culture. Research and explore advanced techniques within the media used in traditional Hawaii.  This class is a part of the Halau o Laka: Native Hawaiian Creative Expression concentration track.

For more info about Hawaiian Studies courses visit the Kamakakuokalani website.

Item Special Note

The string that is woven into the base of the crown, is used for tightening or loosening the fit. This string is the backbone of the papale and it should never be removed.

To clean the papale, wipe with a clean damp cloth and let papale air dry completely before storing.

If papale gets very wet, i.e., it happens to rain, don't panic. Let it air dry completely before storing.

Winning bidder is responsible for any applicable shipping and handling costs.

Donated By:

Hui Ulana Lauhala Kauai