The Makahiki Festival - The Mauka Mural



ArtistRobert Lee Eskridge
CreditFunded by the Works Progress Administration
Date of Work1935
DescriptionOne of a pair of murals at the Lester McCoy Pavilion at Ala Mona Regional Park. A Works Progress Administration art project, done in the Art Deco style. It depicts various aspects of makahiki (harvest festival), imagined as taking place in the vicinity of what is now know as Ala Mona Park, makahiki pa'ani ho'oikaika (annual sports tournaments) are emphasized. This mural depicts ali'i with their retainers traveling between villages by wa'a kaulua (double hulled canoe), a carving of Lono and kahili (feather standards) accompany them. Puowaina (Punchbowl) is shown in the background. Also depicted is he'e nalu (surfing) on olo (long surfboard) and 'o'o ihe (sport of spear throwing) whereby a group of men, at a given signal, hurl their spears at one man who would either catch the spears, dodge them, or otherwise fend them off.
Where LocatedLester McCoy Pavilion
DisciplineMural
AccessLimited
Location(21.290959, -157.851265)