Hilo Hattie (October 1901 – December was born Clarissa "Clara" Haili in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was a Hawaiian singer, hula dancer, actress and comedienne of Native Hawaiian ancestry. Grandma had danced with her.
Maika'i ka 'Oiwi o Ka'ala, Splendid is the Form of Mount Ka,ala.hula champion and this ti-leaf skirt was made from 200 ti leaves! This dance reveals her lover's shoulders resembling top of mountain in Ka'ala, O'ahu, Hawai'i
History of Poi A Brief History of Poi Poi originates from the indigenous Maori people of New Zealand, the word 'Poi' simply means ball. For over a thousand years Maori women have danced the Maori Poi, a dance with balls attached to strings, swung rhythmically to keep there hands flexible for weaving.