Hawaiian Playing with Paper

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Paper Bird

39. Pe-pa pa-a-ni - Paper Play.

[Page 219] Children fold paper (pe-pa) [Page 220] or kapa into a variety of shapes, as a bird, ma-nu (see figure 5), which glides down like a bird in the air. Other forms are a box (po-ho-kui-i) for pins and needles, and neckties (lei-a-i). They also weave strips of kapa into mats, mo-e-na, and braid.

38. Kii-pe-pe - Dolls

Little girls make dolls out of stones which they wrap in banana leaves.

Last update February 3, 2010