Papa Abbey Pāpale was started in 2019 in Kahaluʻu-Kāneohe, HI. I asked my grandfather how to weave a pāpale niu & I didn't think of starting a small business from it. Learning how to ulana from my Kupuna is a special connection + gift that I will forever be grateful for. I hope to continue this legacy.
Papa Abbey Pāpale is a native Hawaiian small business. My mission is to continue to perpetuate the lost art of ulana launiu and handmade products from our natural resources. I hope to share a legacy being passed down to the next generation within our ohana.
Translation: pāpale niu- coconut hat, pāpale- hat, ulana lau niu- weaving coconut leaf, ulana- weave, luau/pāʻina- celebration(s)/party, mana- power/energy, ohana- family, Kupua- grandparent