Nā Hulu Kupuna – Leimana Kanahele

Nā Hulu Kupuna – Leimana Kanahele

Produced by Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

In this segment of Nā Hulu Kūpuna, interviewer Tuti Kanahele visits with her father, Leimana Kanahele, born and raised on the island of Niʻihau, now making his home on Kauaʻi.

Leimana demonstrates the making of saddles, a skill acquired during his younger days working on a Ni’ihau cattle ranch. While displaying his wide assortment of tools and leather pieces, Leimana talks of the hard work involved in the craft and the resulting satisfaction and pride.

Videotaped July 30, 1990 at Waimea, Kaua’i.

In Hawaiian language; no English subtitles.

Produced in association with ‘Aha Pūnana Leo.


Produced and directed by Puhipau and Joan Lander of Nā Maka o ka ʻĀina

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  1. Hualani 2 years ago

    Nani Loa

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