Small shallow bowls, handprinted and hand made with original block print.

In Hawai'i nei, kalo (taro) is known as a genealogical tie to all of man. It is known as the older brother of the first man, haloanaka. Kalo is also our staple food, grown in lo'i fed by wai or fresh water and dry-land kalo in more arid areas. There are hundreds of varieties of kalo and they all have different flavors and serve different purposes. The lau or leaf of kalo can be cooked and is used in stews, laulau, and much more. The huli, or stalks, can be replanted and thus, the life of the people multiplies. It is my pleasure to include kalo on any piece of clay and hopefully we can see much more kalo on each others plates. 

Right now, please support our kalo farmers on topics such as water rights, access to water, rediverting water back to kalo farmers and away from new developments, and planting huli in your own community. 

Here are a few links to get you started: 

Donate to:

www.ainamomona.org/donate

To support aina momona across Hawai'i as they continue to support communities in rebuilding aina momona or sustenance and food sovereignty. 

Support kalo farmers like Ho'okua'aina: 

 

linktr.ee/hookuaaina

Located in Olomana on O'ahu, Ho'okua'aina has been plentiful in providing kalo to the O'ahu community. They are selling raw kalo right now during the COVID-19 crisis and they have instructions on how you can pick some up! 

Watch this film: Hoʻi Ka Wai - Return the Waters

https://www.kamakakoi.com/hoi-ka-wai+

Last night- the TV premier of Ho'i ka wai - Return the waters aired. The film is about the significance of kalo to being Hawaiian as well as food sovereignty, aina momona, and more. The topics of returning diverted water to kalo farmers on East Maui are visualized in this film. It really makes one re-think about what sustainability and culture means in terms of our past present and future.The topics transcend to Hawai'i-nei and the world on how we should be managing our waters and who is managing our water. 

 

Kalo - shallow bowls

$17.00Price