Fred Malulani Beckley Kahea passing on traditional knowledge, 1922.

[Found under: “Nuhou Kuloko”]

In order to teach mat weaving [ulana moena], feather lei making [haku lei hulu], net tying [ka upena], and other Hawaiian skills, Fred Malulani Beckley Kahea initiated himself a class in the armory, beginning at seven o’clock this Thursday night.

[I was reminded of this article by the recent post by Nanea Armstrong-Wassel about Fred Malulani Beckley Kahea and traditional featherworkers.

F. M. B. Kahea not only taught his class at the armory, but he also was the sharing his knowledge in the construction of kahili when they were made for Governor Farrington in 1928.]

(Kuokoa, 12/7/1922, p. 8)

No ke a'o ana...

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LXI, Helu 49, Aoao 8. Dekemaba 7, 1922.

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Kahili crafted for Governor Farrington, 1928.

FIVE KAHILI MADE FOR THE GOVERNOR

FIVE KAHILI FOR THE GOVERNOR

From the Workers Under Mokumaia

Yesterday evening, these kahili were shown in Waikiki.

The kahili will become the property of the territory.

According to Mokumaia, the workers are showing their congratulations to the governor as did the makaainana do for the alii in times past.

On May 2nd, the work on the kahili began, and it was completed on the 17th of May.

F. B. M. Kahea [Frederick Beckley Malulani Kahea] was the one who knew how to construct kahili.

J. K. Mokumaia was the great general of the chiefs.

[The beginning of the caption seems to be dropped out.] some Hawaiians are making five kahili to gift to Governor Farrington this coming 9th of June.

On the right of the picture is M. Keawe, J. Kapaiki, Mokumaia, Piko Kamahaa, Clara Kaaipua, Minnie Kakalia, Kahea, and Makekehau. The large kahili took 8,000 feathers each.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 5/24/1928, p. 1)

HANAIA ELIMA KAHILI NO KE KIAAINA.

Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 4, Aoao 1. Mei 24, 1928.

Samuel Kamakaia’s Royal Order of Kalakaua to the Bishop Museum, 1919.

PRESENTATION MEDAL OF KALAKAUA TO KAMAKAIA.

The silver medal of King Kalakaua [Royal Order of Kalakaua] presented to Samuel Kamakaia, one of the members of the Bana Hawaii [Royal Hawaiian Band] is now in the possession of Malulani Beckley Kahea, who is also a band member; it is his to care for until the time comes for it to go to another member of the band, although according to Kamakaia’s wishes, it should be returned to the Bishop Museum.

Rightfully, this medal will be given to James K. Pohina, to oldest member of the Bana Hawaii active today. In 1883, this medal was awarded to Kamakaia, a gift from the King for his work as the leader of the band. In 1869, Kamakaia joined the band, and two years ago he left.

(Kuokoa, 7/4/1919, p. 1)

KA MEDALA MAKANA A KALAKAUA IA KAMAKAIA.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke LVII, Helu 27, Aoao 1. Iulai 4, 1919.