Did you see yesterday’s Nuhou Monday post from Bishop Museum on praise for Prince Kuhio through mele? Check it out by clicking here!
Paper Star Lei.—We have seen men, women, and children greatly engrossed in decorating their hats with this kind of lei. These are the names we have heard, “the hooulu lahui lei of Kalakaua,” “the Astronomer lei,” and “paper star lei.” [The rest of this article is difficult to read because it seems a piece of tape covers over some of it.]
Old residents may recall the white paper star lei that was in vogue here in the ’70s, commemorating the Transit of Venus of 1874. They were appropriately called Hoku (star), and were made of stiff, white paper, forming many points, to convey the idea of scintillation. They were fashionable for some time, for hair or hat decoration, and were known to foreigners as Venus leis. [Excerpt from “Lei Still Play Important Part in Life of Hawaii as They Have from Antiquity” by Albert Pierce Taylor.]
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From the Hawaiian Band.
Spokane, Wash., June 20, 1906.
E. L. LIKE,
Much aloha to you:—
I have safely received the newspaper Ke Aloha Aina, therefore I give my great thanks to you and your fellow workers.
Here we are speeding about here and there. There is much praise for the band and the Hawaiian singing and the hula; Professor Solomon Hiram’s deft playing of the banjo strings is superb, making the American women move indeed. Continue reading
D. O. Mookini to Mary Hiram, Mar. 15.
Mahi Kekahaloa to Flora Waipa, Mar. 16.
Joseph Amana to Elizabeth Naeole, Mar. 17.
M. J. Rodrigues to Hattie Pupuhi, Mar. 17.
Fred K. Lee to Maria K. Kamai, Mar. 17.
J. R. Crawford to Abigail E. Voeler, Mar. 20.
Zerubabela Kapule to Kane Hanawahine, Mar. 21.
J. S. Chong to Annie Rose Kua, Mar. 24.
Homer J. Keller to Elizabeth Kaulia, Mar. 26. Continue reading
Did you see the Nūhou Monday post from Bishop Museum? Here is a obituary for Zerubabela Kapule who was also known as Zakaria [Zachariah].
Zerubabela Kapule, retired and pensioned member of the Hawaiian band, died last Thursday evening at his home, Continue reading