Carved Block Print - 9 Inches x 12 Inches
Jon Kaimikaua was my Kumu Hula, he taught alot of people about traditional life styles in pre western contact Moloka'i. His emphasis was knowledge through dreams, signs in nature and the gut level intelligence. This picture is to honor him and his Halau for keeping the art form of true hula alive. Kumu with pahu drum is at top next to him is a dancer swinging his visioned ma'a sling. Below him is the hlau doing the Hula called Akua Ki'i, creating a portable heiau with visioned carved images. Implements are the Uli uli rattle and the Newa club , showing the relationship between Lua (hawaiian martial arts) and Hula Kumu spoke of. At the bottum is the sun representing the name of the Halau, kukuna O kala (rays of the sun).