From Bark to Textile - The Art of Kapa

Great Big Story produced a video about the ancient art of bark cloth.

Elder Sabra Kauka a teacher of Hawaiian ancestral arts shares with us the physically demanding craft of Kapa. The process starts with traveling to find the plant, then to harvest the wauka plant, and then return home to make clothes and blankets. It is wondrous to see a tradition that makes beautiful textiles from tree bark.

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