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Kakou Collective was asked to create a design that would serve as a fundraising piece in celebration of the 10th anniversary of ʻAha Punana Leo ʻO Mānoa, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating children in the Hawaiian language. We were honored to be asked to create this design and were happy to donate custom artwork incorporating Kalo and Kapa Kuiki. The hope was that this design, "E Huliāmahi" would serve as a call to action to put in the work, patience, and aloha so that our hua and hopena is bountiful. The kuiki kalo not only represents the pilina between both keiki and makua, but also the overall hope that our lāhui will continue to thrive here in Hawaiʻi nei. This act of generosity sheds light on the importance and value of donating artwork that perpetuates Hawaiian culture.
Art is a powerful tool to preserve and pass on cultural traditions and values. It is a way to celebrate a community's history and identity. The Hawaiian culture is deeply rooted in its language, traditions, and practices, and it is imperative to ensure the perpetuation of this rich culture. Donating artwork that embodies Hawaiian culture is a way to keep the culture alive and thriving.
The impact of ʻAha Pūnana Leo ʻO Mānoa educating children in the Hawaiian language will positively affect future generations, and the fabric of our identity. The donation from Kakou Collective will contribute to the organization's mission and will serve as a visual representation of Hawaiian ideals and the Hawaiian language and culture, creating an environment that fosters cultural pride and identity.
Donating artwork that perpetuates cultural values and traditions not only celebrates the culture but also creates an opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. It allows individuals from different communities to learn about and appreciate the rich cultural heritage of others. It is a way to bridge the divide between different communities and foster a more inclusive society.
Kakou Collective's donation toʻAha Pūnana Leo ʻO Mānoa is an act of generosity that highlights the importance and value of donating artwork that perpetuates cultural traditions and values. It is a way to celebrate and preserve the Hawaiian culture and create a more inclusive society. It is our responsibility to support organizations like ʻAha Pūnana Leo ʻO Mānoa and contribute to the perpetuation of cultural heritage through art.
If you would like to purchase "E Huliāmahi" please head to Hula is Life to contribute towards this limited edition fundraiser.