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The Holokū, Fit for a Queen

By Helen Wong Smith Kaua‘i residents pose with their holokū at Historic County Building in Līhu‘e. From left to right, Pua Rossi-Fukino, Polei Palmeira, Donna Stewart, Saebrie Pegeder, Barbara Green, Helen Wong Smith and Victoria Lam. The elegant Hawaiian holokū dress became popular among Hawaiian royalty in the 19th century. Inspired by the [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:19+00:00 October 1st, 2016|0 Comments

The Hawaiian Horse

By Jan TenBruggencate Daniel Kitch puts a halter on D’Artagnan, an 18-hand white Percheron, at Wai Koa Plantation in Kilauea, Kaua‘i’s North Shore. D’Artagnan is the tallest horse on the island, according to Marti Kitch, owner of Carriage Grove Kaua‘i. Hawai‘i’s proud equestrian traditions started in 1803, more than two centuries ago. The [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:40:41+00:00 March 10th, 2016|0 Comments

Royal Treatment from a King

By Jan TenBruggencate King Kaumuali‘i's painting by Brook Parker Kaumuali‘i, the last king of Kaua‘i, belied the meme of royals as petulant needy folks. He was a superb host. He had, as one would have said generations ago, the breeding. His father was Kaeo, the brother of Maui’s famed Kahekili and son of [...]

By | 2016-11-10T05:41:01+00:00 September 20th, 2015|0 Comments