Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Ahupua`a Honolulu Sign

A L O H A !
Ahupua`a are
 the traditional ancient 
divisions of 
our Hawaiian isles.
This sign represents the 
pile of stones marking the 
boundary. Sacrifice of pig
(Pua`a) were placed
atop the pile.

Each Ahupua`a district
was like a slice of pie:
Thin inland atop the mountain,
broadening out like a pie slice
to encompass a stretch of coast.

The people of each Ahupua`a
enjoyed the bounty of
Mountain, Plains, and the Beach
with it's fish and sea vegetables.

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                     Warmly, cloudia


Hilary said...

There are so many interesting aspects to your islands' culture.

TexWisGirl said...

such a neat heritage and history.

Jim said...

Very interesting history lesson.

Jim said...

Very interesting history lesson.

RedPat said...

I had no idea! I love that the sign references the old symbol of the pile of stones.

Cloudia said...

Oh Glad you friends enjoyed this!

eViL pOp TaRt said...

This is extremely interesting. Hawaii is filled with surprises.

Photo Cache said...

dreaming of hawaii right now.

frankly my dear

Anonymous said...

So many vowels. Love it!

William Kendall said...

That's something I certainly didn't know.

Small Kucing said...

interesting culture. our side here pork is a big no no.

Elephant's Child said...

How I love that they are retained. Living culture is healthy culture.

Teresa said...

That's really interesting. Thanks for the Hawaiian history and culture lesson.

magiceye said...


Namaaste /\ from Mumbai

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Oh, the sun !, yearn for it when there is none. hide from it if you see it everyday. Oslo is cold and rainy !

Cloudia said...

Thanks, jolly pals

Tahiti Daily Photo said...

Do you know "ahu" is the name of the stone platforms where the Moais (big statues) are erected in Easter Island ? Do you know "pua'a" is the tahitian word for pig ? The polynesian triangle (New Zealand - Hawaii - Easter Island) is still alive in the vocabulary !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Traditions can be so interesting and sometimes quite intriguing Cloudia..

Karen S. said...

Very interesting! Perfect capture too. It's always enjoyable to learn about your island!