Prof. Maile Andrade of the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at UH Mānoa will give a free talk on Hawaiian plant fiber arts. Contributed photo.

Join Professor Maile Andrade for “Ma‘awe — The Craft and Utility of Hawaiian Fiber Arts,” an overview of the plants and cultural practices of kapa (bark cloth), ulana (plaiting), ‘upena (net making) and hana ‘ie‘ie (twining) at Kaua‘i Community College Jan. 10, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Maile, a multi-media artist at the Kamakakūokalani Center for Hawaiian Studies at University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, will discuss plant crafts and share images including research project museum pieces currently inaccessible to the public.

The event is the first of the 2017 free public lecture series “Seeds of Thought,” a collaboration between the National Tropical Botanical Garden and KCC.

NTBG and KCC share a common goal of quality education to truly change lives. NTBG is a nonprofit institution headquartered in Kalāheo. KCC, which is part of the University of Hawai‘i system, operates a large campus in Puhi.

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