where heaven meets earth Keokea Maui
A hidden spot on Maui where heaven meets earth, KeoKea is home to rosy cheeks and the famous pheasant hatbands. Pheasant were introduced app 1930 as a game bird for wealthy cattle and land-owners, the Paniolo wives were quick to utilize the feathers as the meat quietly went into the pot.
The ladies of Keokea have perfected the art of pheasant feathers on a flat band ie. lei humu papa – With every Hawaiian rodeo the famous Keokea hatbands spread across the State. As new young Paniolo wives relocated from Maui, they took with them the art of kolohala lei humu papa. Soon all Paniolo across the State were wearing them, including big boss man “Luna” – thus the Pheasant Hatbands became a status symbol.
I am third generation from Keokea Maui Hawaii - a one gas station village way up on the slopes of Haleakala. Home to Ulupalakua Ranch, Tedeschi Vineyard, Kula Hospital and now Miss O
Occasionally Haumana will part with a peice they have created. be quick to grab these as they are priced to sell.
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