NHOH and the Pacific Islanders of Intel (POI) will host a tapa flower making workshop on Nov. 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the MPR.

Tapa to the Pacific Islands is what Papyrus was to Egypt an old version of paper. Tapa is made from the bark of paper mulberry trees. Produced throughout Polynesia, tapa is a versatile fabric, used to pass down generations of history, clothing, ceremonial purposes and a multitude of other things.

Learn about the history and use of tapa in many Polynesian cultures.

Participants will have the opportunity to create two tapa flowers: one to keep and one to include in a non profit organization holiday food box donated to a needy family.

All craft supplies, pizza, drinks, and Intel goodie bags will be provided for each participant!


The workshop is free, however, there are only 30 spots available. As space is limited, please register in advance.

If you register and are unable to attend, please let Aunty Jana (auntyjana@pacificu.edu) know ASAP so we can open the spot for someone else. 

Contact Us

Janalei Chun, Director, Hawaii Outreach & Programming
Clark 218 | 503-352-2110 | auntyjana@pacificu.edu