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Fiber

Hau: Hibiscus
Hau
Hibiscus
Niu: Coconut
Niu
Coconut
Wauke: Paper Mulberry
Wauke

Paper Mulberry

Ka `ili hau pa kai o `Alio.
(The hau bark, wet by the sea sprays of `Alio.)

Niu maka o nola`ela`e.
(Green coconuts for clear vision.)
He kukahi au, he wauke no Kuloli.
(I stand alone, for I am a wauke plant of Kuloli.)

Note: Proverbs are from Pukui, Mary Kawena, `Olelo No`eau, Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, 1983.

 

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