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


Lei Hulu Humupapa by Kawika Lum

Item Number
Estimated Value
$600 USD
$360 USD to cg5e77ab7

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
5  -  Bid History

Item Description

Length 25 in. / width is 1.5 in.

Hulu - Chinese Gold Pheasant (yellow) and Lady Amherst Pheasant (blue/green)

Papale lauhala (lauhala hat) not included.

Kawika Lum-Nelmida (b. 1976) is a hulu (feather) artist from Pupukea, Oahu. Lum-Nelmida started learning about lei hulu (feather adornments) from Paulette Kahalepuna in 1997 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, where he studied Natural Environment and Fiber Arts within the Hawaiian Studies program and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 2001. Since 2012, he has been an active artist participant in MAMo: Maoli Arts Movement, a program of the PAI Foundation. His fiber arts teacher at UH Manoa was Maile Andrade, a 2013 MAMo awardee.

In his traditional practice, he also uses modern materials to create contemporary art pieces. He has ventured into clothing design, with his work featured in the annual MAMo Wearable Art Show. Lum-Nelmida has taken his contemporary and traditional work to cultural demonstrations and workshops all over the world.


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