Monday, August 27, 2007

"hawaiian hale"

Stone outline of an ancient "hawaiian hale" or traditional house...

"Historic hale to be rebuilt the old way"
By Pat Gee
"Daniel "Pomaika'i" Kaniaupio-Crozier took apart a grass shack, or hale, at Bishop Museum and is now rebuilding it from scratch. But he must now find or grow the original materials, and then copy the methods of construction used by his ancestors.
The 105-year-old replica of a grass house, or hale pili, will continue to be the centerpiece of the museum's Hawaiian Hall. The hall and nearby buildings are undergoing a $20 million renovation, to be completed in late 2008..."

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