“It starts at the piko.”1 For Kanaka Maoli, the piko is extremely important. We have at least three piko.” There is one located on our head, at the fontanel. The second is located at our navel, the third, our genitals. Each has a significant purpose, function, and meaning. The phrase “It starts at the piko” is a poignant frame for our reflection on Hawaiian lau hala weaving as a source of knowledge, spirituality, and genealogy.

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