Translates to, "Skilled Hands Touch the Feathers." This name was given to Aunty Mary Lou by the late Edith Kanaka'ole.
Na Lima Mili Hulu No'eau was established in 1991 by the late Aunty Mary Lou, her husband, Paul Kekuewa and their daughter, Paulette Kahalepuna. Prior to the 'Ohana creating the Kapahulu shop, Aunty and Uncle had traveled around the islands, the continent as well as internationally, teaching the art of Hawaiian feather work to any and all who wanted to learn.
The definition of Legacy: "Something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past."Hawaiian feather work carries the very essence of the word. An art form that was once reserved only for men, it has been passed down from generation to generation and has evolved with the time and place, making way for change. But, still honoring the past and its legacy, this Hulu 'Ohana of Mana Wāhine have taken the mantle and created a new legacy of their own.
People would often tell Aunty Mary Lou, "The Hawaiian people and this feather work is dying out!" She always responded with, "Not as long as I can help it!