Posts Tagged ‘hawaiian malo’

Get to Know the Malo

March 9, 2012

Wondering what this unfamiliar garment might be? It is a malo, the traditional Hawaiian loin cloth.

While both men and women will wear hula skirts, the malo is meant strictly for men and has been around for centuries.

This year’s Flower Show features two hula troupes dressed in traditional garb and performing mesmerizing hula dances in front of the thatched roof in Pele’s Garden.

One troupe comes courtesy of the Polynesian Cultural Center in Oahu. The other, Halau O Keikialii, joins us from San Francisco.

Don’t miss the striking stage shows to experience the rhythm, dance, and traditional dress of Hawaii.


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