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I met Aunty Mary Louise Kekuewa and Aunty Paulette Kahalepuna in October 1999. I attended class once a week till September 2014 when Aunty Paulette passed away. I learned the two traditional Feather Lei styles: Wili Poepoe and Wili Kamoe , Humupapa-Hatband Lei, Kahili and Feather Cape from them.
Aunty Mary Lou and Paulette gave me permission to teach classes. I like to teach just the way they taught me Ohana style. I’m having fun making leis and It makes me feel good. I love feathers and they give me good memories of my Kumus. I just love the Hawaiian Arts of Feather Leis.
I demonstrated Feather lei making at Queen Emma Summer Palace 2016.
I started to go to Haleiwa Art Festival and Nakeu’s Fashion Show from 2017.
Merrie Monarch Invitational Hawaiian Art Fair 2018.
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