Located in downtown Hilo, Hana Hou offers vintage and modern Hawaiian and Oceania handcrafted art and accessories. Purses, place mats, and papale lauhala (hats) of lauhala weaving can be found here as well as the raw materials for weaving (rolls of kukaa, hau, and kapa). Look for Tahitian black pearls, Ni'ihau shell jewelry, and etched glassware with plant designs by Sig Zane. Hana Hou also carries a line of women's clothing by Samoan Mena such as a dress of lapis lazuli blue with a light blue leaf pattern or a black floor length dress with white outlines of tropical flowers.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.