Here's Gene, shaving for our arrival!
We met up with many of the people we knew on the Kihei beach. Much changed. Some of it was surprising.
After several days we went to Honolulu for two nights.
Honolulu reminded me of the city of Singapore where we had been exactly a year ago.
Though the architecture wasn't as exciting as Singapore's.
One of our outings in Honolulu was to the Honolulu Museum of Art = HoNA!! I loved much of it.
There was a terrific textile room....
This first is an Asafo fighting flag. These flags were intended by Africans to intimidate the opponents. This one was based on the African saying about not touching your eyes after you had picked peppers.
Below, an ancient South American weaving fragment.
And this shell beading of a figure. It feels very Indonesian to me.
This is a 1930s boys Kimono. There must have been an Olympics associated with the cloth! ...1932, 1936?
& a Persian paining on cloth...
We saw a show called TEXTING. This was my favorite part of it.
Sal took me to an Hawaiian palm weaving class she's been going to for a while.
The class was working on making a woven pouch. I love the colors of the palm fibers.
Sal gave us a tour around their plantation. I loved the papaya tree that had sprouted out of their compost bin. SO Maui!! Things sprout everywhere on Maui.
Below, pregnant sugar cane, a particular sub-species.
No visit to Maui would be complete without the following....
...a fallen hibiscus flower....