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Hawaiian crafts take cue from nature’s intricacy

  • PHOTOS COURTESY BISHOP MUSEUM

    Hawaiian patterns and designs were incorporated into daily life, exemplified at left in printed bark cloth, knotted nets and a plaited mat. At right, Taupouri Tangaro’s “Wa‘awa‘ahia Pa‘u,” made from coconut cordage.

“Hulia ‘Ano: Inspired Patterns” draws from the Bishop Museum’s cultural and natural science collections to explore the ways Hawaiians used pattern as artistic expression. Read more

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