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   Nanea

The mystical bird flies from the left panel to the right; this symbolism represents an individual’s journey with nature of this aina, land. The roots of the I’e I’e plant (first panel with red bloom) are used to weave baskets of many usages.

 

The Makaha (Center Gate) is the center feature of this triptych, metaphorically this gateway represents the entryway that guests will pass through to enter an ancient period of Hawaii that defines the traditional Ahupua’a (via the gate). In this moment they are officially beginning their holiday, journey.

 

Additional attributes define the gate; fish are held within the pond for sustenance for the entire village, hence the Makaha represents abundance.‚Äč

 

The He’e (Octopus) symbolizes an individual’s path & journey. The He’e's tentacles in Hawaiian History/Culture are symbolic of the seven Hawaiian Islands. The head of the He’e represents Tahiti, which is known to be the origins of where the Hawaiians derived and traveled from.

 

Taro (Kalo) on the right panel represents both abundance and the mythological creation of the first Hawaiian Man; Haloa.

 

Hawaiian stonewall - establishes the boundaries to the Ahupua`a.

Ha’hai- Manu (Bird Catcher & Son) on the left panel illustrates how the father and son (in ancient times) in the Ahupua`a are passing on knowledge & wisdom to our future generations.

Hawaiian Rainbow (Anuenue) is symbolic of the many abundant blessings in this Aina (Land of Hawaii)

 

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