These ‘uki‘uki (Hawaiian lily) berries were collected on the museum grounds. Our 2023 Artist-in-Residence, Sherin Guirguis, used some of these ‘uki‘uki berries in her ink making workshop with students from the community.
These bright-purple berries have been traditionally used to dye kapa fabric, a traditional Hawaiian cloth made of bark. And they are growing right here on the grounds of Shangri La.
PS: April was Native Hawaiian Plant month. Check out all the amazing plants here.