Hat - Ulu ka ‘ōhiʻa design
At the beginning of each class, Hālau ʻŌhiʻa learners chant a traditional oli, E Ulu Ē, to set the foundation and intention of the learning space, as well as to inspire and foster personal growth. A line in this chant, “ulu ka ʻōhiʻa a lau ka wai,” speaks to the abundance of water and life when our ʻōhiʻa thrive. Representing the many life stages of the ʻōhiʻa, this design captures the mole (tap root), lehua (flower), hua (fruit), and ʻanoʻano (seeds) of this foundational tree, and emphasizes that all parts of the ʻōhiʻa life cycle are essential to the growth of our forests and the health of our watersheds. Likewise, as kānaka (people) of this Hawaiʻi landscape, setting strong foundations, opening our minds to different ways of connecting with people and place, and allowing for periods of incubation that grow and foster our knowledge allow us to become better stewards of Hawaiʻi helping to build healthy, growing, thriving landscapes and communities.
Price is listed per individual hat.