Paʻahana is the Hawaiian word for musical instrument. We will make the instruments necessary for the hula with our own hands.
This type of ipu is often used for hand-held dancing. It is usually called ipuhekeole. Ipu generally refers to the gourd and may refer to the material itself, so we distinguish between ipuhekeole and ipuheke when used in instruments. kaula knits its own.
There are two types with an ipu on the top and bottom, one for Hoʻopaʻa and one for ʻOlapa.
Sometimes we also make a more traditional type with two lower sections.
We make two types: a HULU type and a HALA type.
Tap the surface of the tree to peel the bark and make sticks.