Friday, February 13, 2009

The Hat Lady

There is a lot of local arts and crafts on display and for sale at the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival events, including this woman at the Cupping competition who made and sold hats with a lifetime of skill and precision on display.

Here she weaves another hat, a process that takes her about 4 hours.  One of the charms of Kona is the preservation of hand skills and artistry that thrives with support in a culture of Aloha.

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