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Hula Dancers

Hula Dancers Honolulu Hawaii
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Stock #: 236978
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Honolulu
State: Hawaii (HI)
County: Honolulu
Publisher: Hawaii and South Seas Curio Co
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The Royal Hula-hula dancing girls were a feature of olden days in Hawaii. The Hula-Hula is acting out by gestures and movements the ideas expressed by the songs which accompany them. The time is marked by striking on gourds or Hokeo and in some instances these dancers are in honor of the Gods or chief as the alaapaapa. The professional hula dancers are devotees of the Goddess Laka. The dancers are generally women, though children are sometimes engaged in the less objectionable dances and men act as buffoons between the acts