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Weave a Hawaiian Coconut Hat

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Weave a Hawaiian Coconut Hat

2 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English
workshop

Weave a Hawaiian Coconut Hat

workshop

Weave a Hawaiian Coconut Hat

2 reviews
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

This “make & take” type of Hana Lima (workshop) is perfect for visitors looking for a Hawaiian culture experience. Guests will learn the Hawaiian language, culture, history and art of making your very own, customized pāpale niu piko 'ole (open top coconut hat), which will last you a lifetime! These are perfect for both male and female to rock to the beach and/or while exploring beautiful Hawaii, where I was born and raised. When guests arrive you will learn basic Hawaiian language relative to coconut palm and hat weaving. I will provide a fresh cut and prepared coconut palm. Each guest will make 1 coconut hat customized to their head. We will measure and fit it to your head to make sure it fits well. I will then guide you in weaving your very own coconut hat. When completed, the finished pāpale niu will be ready to show off and wear around for the remainder of your vacation and to wherever home is for you. It takes 2-4 weeks to dry your coconut hat, but whether its green or dried out, they are perfect to wear on any occasion, especially on a vacation in Hawaii. When we are finished, I will also be happy to and do my best to take some photos of you with your own camera or camera phones (iPhone and/or androids).

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Your host

Learn more about Kekai

Kekai

I am a Hawaiian girl, born and raised on these beautiful Hawaiian islands with cultural practices. I have over 30 years of professional hula dancing experience in Waikiki, hula competition, life throughout Hawai’i & around the world. I grew up making fresh lei, skirts & all other adornments necessary to perform. I also have formal Hawaiian language education & fluency. I continue to share these traditions with my Keiki (children) and others. I am excited to share my aloha, passion & respect for my Hawaiian culture & the honua (land, earth, world) through the cultural practice of ‘ulana lau niu (coconut frond weaving). You can see some of my work on my IG @honualiving. I also host AirBnb Experience: CREATE A TRADITIONAL HAWAIIAN LEI! *Please contact me if the place & time doesn’t work for you or for custom orders.

What's included

Equipment
Fresh cleaned & prepped coconut frond to weave. All supplies needed to weave a coconut hat. Ice water and reusable cups, a…

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Where you'll be

We will meet at a beautiful beach on the North Shore of O'ahu, Kokololio Beach Park. This is a perfect setting to weave in Hawaii. You will be amazed with the view. I will meet you at the Northern most end of the parking lot where I will lead you our weaving spot, next to the beach. However, depending on the weather, I will contact you the morning of and you will follow me, by car, to our indoor location (just 1 mile from the beach).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. Additional Coconut Hats are available for purchase; however, these requests must be made at the time of booking so that the products will be ready on the…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Come willing and ready to try something new. I will help you and make sure you have a beautiful hat!
Kekai
Weave a Hawaiian Coconut Hat
2 reviews
From $87/person
2 reviews
From $87/person