Niʻihau Shell Workshop


Aug 20 2020


10:00 am - 4:00 pm



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Lyman Museum and Mission House


Lyman Museum and Mission House
276 Haili Street Hilo, HI 96720

Rescheduled from earlier dates, Kele Kanahele of the Island of Ni‘ihau returns to teach the authentic creation of Ni‘ihau shell jewelry at the Lyman Museum!

Thursday, August 20 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Friday, August 21 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

On either day you may learn how to make a necklace/lei in the crown flower pikake style, using your choice of momi ke‘oke‘o (white) or momi lenalena (yellow) shells, and your choice of pink or red kahelelani shells. Choose your colors when making your reservation! You may, of course, create more than one piece, as long as you sign up for specific pieces in advance.

The workshop fee for a 20-inch lei is $395 for members, $405 for nonmembers; the fee for earrings is $100 for members, $110 for nonmembers. Space is limited to 12 persons per day; only people who have registered can be permitted in the classroom. Reservations must be made, pieces and colors specified, and the workshop fee(s) paid by Thursday, August 13, to ensure your place and the availability of shells.

Celebrate the Hawaiian culture with these treasures of Ni‘ihau! For more information, and to make your reservations, please call 935-5021 ext. 101 or stop by the Museum’s Admissions desk. The nationally accredited and Smithsonian-affiliated Lyman Museum showcases the natural and cultural history of Hawaiʻi to tell the story of its islands and people.

  • Event Area: East Hawaiʻi

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