More on estate sale of Emma Aima Nawahi, 1936.

Valued Relics Of Hawaiian Royalty Offered At Auction

Days of old Hawaii were brought to life yesterday morning when historical pieces of rare Hawaiian furniture, clothing, jewelry and ornaments belonging to the late Joseph K. Nawahi and the late Mrs. Emma A. Nawahi of Hilo were displayed and sold at auction at 1633 Nuuanu street. Valuable koa furniture, ancient leis made of feathers of extinct Island birds, tapas belonging to royalty and exquisite inlaid koa calabashes and cabinet articles were among the numerous varieties under the hammer. Continue reading

Acrostic Mele for the Home of Emma and Joseph Nawahi, Homelani, 1894.

HOME LANI.

N—ani wale ka luna a i Homelani
A—ia i ka lai a o Hilo One
W—ehiwehi ka opua i ka’u ike
A—ia i ke ao malamalama
H—anohano Hawaii i ka’u ike
I—ke ku kamahao ma ka Hikina
O—ka lehua makanoe o Luluupali
K—ahiko mau ia o ka aina
A—ia i ka luna o Waiau
L—ilinoe ka wahine a oia uka
A—ia i ka piko olu o Wakea
N—oho mai o Malama i ka uluwehi
I—iwi e ka manu kiko waipua
O—ka Mamo iho la hulu melemele
P—au na mea nui i ka ike ia
U—a au ia hoi e ke kai loa
U—a like a like me Nelekona
A—iwaiwa a o Hawaii nei
I—anei ke aloha kakia iwi
M—akia paa ia i ka puuwai
A—eo mai oe i kou inoa
O Kalaniopuu i ka uluwehi.

Hakuia e Puuwaialoha.

[E o, e Hilo i ka ua Kanilehua! Does anyone know who Puuwaialoha is? This person was a composer of many a mele.]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 12/18/1894, p. 3)

HOME LANI.

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 1080, Aoao 3. Dekemaba 18, 1894.