Hula Dancers

Hula Dancers Honolulu Hawaii


Stock #: 450864
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 bokeo and in some instances these dancers are in honor of the Gods or Chiefs as slaapa-apa. The professional hula dancers are devotees of Goddess Laka. The dancers are generally women though children sometimes are engaged in the less objectionable dances and act as buffoons between the acts.