To use Navigation Bar, Turn on Images! Home Page Calendar of Events Accommodations Cyberguide Activities Cyberguide Restaurants Cyberguide Things To See and Do Special Places

alternativehawaii.com calendar of events big island april 2011
CRAFTS GUIDE

The Home of Authentic Hawaiian Crafts

Deal directly with the local artisans and

experience ALOHA made visible.

Basket Weaver
Visit our Crafter Profiles

A NEVER-ENDING TRADITION


Physically isolated from outside peoples, the ancient Hawaiians realized their need for self-reliance. They were forced to use every resource to the fullest. Artisans used available materials such as wood, stone, shell, plants, animal teeth, and bird feathers to create useful items (crafts) for their lives.

Today, this tradition lives on among the native crafters who are charged with maintaining the spirit of this exceptional place.
  • Basketry
  • Handcrafts
  • Jewelry
  • Fine Art
  • Hula Supplies
  • Musical Instruments
  • Woodcrafts
  • Foods
  • Island Apparel
  • Toiletries
Mahalo (thank you) for supporting Hawaii's local crafters.
Share this page with your friends | Home Page | Things Hawaiian
Search: Looking for something? click on the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa! Search Button

Contact Us | Sponsor Join Us Form
©alternativehawaii.com 2011