Aloha and Welcome To Pūkoʻa Studios
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Sharing Hawaiian Culture Through Art and Design
- JEWELRY SHOP OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!
- JEWELRY SHOP OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!! Adding new pieces every day!!
Aloha and Welcome To Pūkoʻa StudiosJEWELRY SHOP OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!!
Sharing Hawaiian Culture Through Art and DesignJEWELRY SHOP OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!!
Our Commitment to Sustainability
For every tree we use in our practice, two more grow back! We have already planted five wauke patches that are thriving! We are continuing to plant more for our future Mea Kapa (Kapa Makers) and for environmental and cultural restoration! Learn more about how we practice sustainability in our materials and packaging in "Our Process" page.
What an enjoyable afternoon! I learned a lot about the culture and history of this traditional practice. Page is a master at her art and it was a gift to be able to learn from her. Very much appreciated!
My friends and I spent an amazing afternoon with Page learning about the creation of Kapa. It was a wonderfully immersive hands on experience! We participated in the creation of kapa starting with the harvesting of the wauke to a workable piece of kapa. Page was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging, she obviously loves her craft and loves to teach. We are looking forward to returning for another experience so that we can build on we've learned so far. I wish I could give this experience more than 5 stars!
Founded by a mixed-race native-Hawaiian woman-artist, Pūko’a Studios works to perpetuate Hawaiian culture with authenticity and integrity. We not only dedicate ourselves to reducing our footprint on the planet by observing Hawaiian values of aloha aina, mālama aina, and ike kupuna, loving the earth, caring for the earth, and honoring ancestral knowledge, we also strive to educate those in our community and beyond in these practices and values. A business run by a handful of indigenous women, we fight against both humanitarian and environmental injustices done every day. Making kapa is innately sustainable as it is made from native Hawaiian plants and native Hawaiian growing and processing practices. If we don't use native Materials, we are committed to using natural, organic, locally sourced materials whenever possible. All other tools and materials are vigorously vetted for social ethicality and environmentally responsible shipping and production practices.
Donate to Puʻuhonua Society
Nā Kula Kapa o Waimānalo is a fiscally sponsored project of Puʻuhonua Society, a Hawaiʻi-based non-profit organization supporting creative opportunities for artists and cultural practitioners since 1972. Click on the donate button to make a tax deductible donation toward the support of kapa education and mentorship in Koʻolaupoko