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Welcome to the section of the Hula Kahiko Research Library PROTOTYPE on Ancient Implements and Instruments. These items were an integral part of hula for the ancestors, assisting them in telling their stories in unique and interesting ways. These objects often recreated sounds from nature, reflecting the deep connection the ancestors had with the land upon which they lived.

In this section, the küpuna offer their insights into various implements and instruments they have used in hula. Those listed below are only a small number which tie to the chosen Ancient Hula Types in this online PROTOTYPE.”


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