Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistSharon Mau Platinum Member CollectionHawaii
Description P is the Hawaiian Name for Conch Shell. A treasure from the ocean, the P comes out of the life giving waters with a sound that flows across the 'Aina (land).The blowing of the Pu, a deep part of Hawaiian culture, has multiple uses and communicates various meanings in both Religious and secular traditions.Blowing the P is sometimes used before a ceremony to mark the official beginning.To blow the P is a call to the divine. The blowing of the P should always be accompanied by Hawaiian protocol. When it's blown, how many times and in which directions all have complex meanings. The meanings of the number of blows are so sacred that we do not reveal them in print. Rather we share them with you in your Sacred Ceremony. The blows in ceremony symbolize the journey of the Ancient Hawaiians as well as your own journey in that Eternal moment. For many Hawaiians it also symbolizes the first 4 Hawaiian Gods.The blowing of the P is used to communicate across the waters between people on canoes and those on land. Sometimes it is used to request permission to come to the shore and step foot upon the land. Permission or denial would then be returned from those on shore by them blowing the conch shell back with a certain number of blows. Permission to land avoided possible death, making the P a vital instrument.In modern days some blow the P to say Aloha to the sunset in closing ceremonies at the end of the day and to give thanks. The Pu, except in Luaus, are never blown at night for they can call to Spirits of the night and darkness. They are always blown in the day and are blown until the last drop of sun dips into the ocean in the far horizon.To blow just to blow is to just hear the sound. But once you learn and come to know the teachings and are taught by Kahuna, Kupuna or Kumu, then you come to know the deep and sacred meanings. Then you take on the responsibly to blow pono or right, and you realize to blow in accordance with Hawaiian protocol is absol
Sharon Mau, Maui Hawaii Member Since July 2010 Artist StatementSharon Mau is a fine art photographer, journalist, visual communicator and conceptual artist residing upcountry on the beautiful tropical island of 'Ihi-kapu-lau-mäewa more commonly known as Maui Hawaii - Paradise on Earth - Island of Rainbows, specializing primarily in beautiful tropical flowers, conceptual art and seascapes
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