Celebrate May Day in Hawaii with a fresh flower lei. Here are step by step instructions on how to sew your lei.
“As Hawaiians, our mo‘olelo [stories] are so important,” says Maelia. “With heirloom jewelry, the mo‘olelo live on in each piece.”
In the plaited leaves of the pandanus tree, a lauhala master passes along an ancient tradition.
Among Polynesians, the Hawaiians of old excelled in the making of kapa. Their distant daughters have begun to reclaim this once-lost ancient art.
More than skin deep, traditional tattoos link modern Hawaiians to their ancestors.
How could we dedicate an issue to all things hot about Hawai‘i and not include Pele? The volcano goddess is as renowned for her fiery passions as for the molten lava with which she creates new land.
The Hawaiian work kamaʻaina isn’t so much about bloodlines and birthplace, as about a fully intentional way to live.
From the very beginning, Hawaiian culture has celebrated women’s power, passion and intellect. We dig into Hawaiian wāhine culture to learn more.
A race of Polynesian seafarers managed to carry with them food for the rest of their lives in Hawai‘i.
Virtually extinct for over a century, hale—traditional Hawaiian houses—are making a comeback with the new millennium.
Watch as we transform a piece of monkey pod into a papa kuʻiʻai (poi board) during this workshop on Maui, hosted by the Hawaiʻi Farmers Union United.
The life of Kālaipōhaku Hoaka Delos Reyes has been shaped by the medium he shapes.
Finding the science behind an ancient, indigenous practice.
We ask three maoli (native) educators to consider what it means to be an educated Hawaiian in the twenty-first century—and why it matters.
The study of seaweed has enabled Hawaiian women—past and present—to sharpen their scientific eye, flavor bland meals, and exercise the art of metaphor.
A writer and a photographer explore the remains of the King's Trail on Maui, where dozens of archaeological sites spring up from the side of the trail.
You and I are older than the stones along the Puna shoreline. These stones started just a few years ago as gobs of lava from Pele’s current eruption, gobs that dripped into the sea only to be tumbled and polished then lobbed back onto the shore.
Kepā Maly is restoring authenticity to the stories of the island he loves.
More than any other Polynesian people, Hawaiians excelled in the use of color, coaxing incredible hues from the natural world around them.
When your name includes twelve syllables and nearly as many letters as the alphabet, you often have some explaining to do.
Through their portraits, handprints and signatures, Jordan Murph is helping native Hawaiians create an indelible legacy.
Wood and cordage, tooth and bone are used to recreate the ancient Hawaiian instruments of war. A modern weapons maker finds connection to a culture.
An ancient art, as delicate as it is beautiful, has outlived the kings who once claimed it as their own.
Hāna’s families teach acclaimed chefs about living off the land—and remind themselves what it means to be Hawaiian.
From ancient times, Hawaiians have used this handwoven tool to gather an ocean harvest. For one Maui fisherman, it still holds a way of life and a sense of identity.
Children of Hawaii play traditional island games in the spirit of Makahiki. Ancient cultural competitions in connection with the festival and its meaning.
Following the ancient practices of our ancestors has restored a missing piece—healing across generations.