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Huli Mahina

  • $50.00


Huli Mahina Is a learning tool used as a moon calendar to guide present-day fishermen & farmers..

Hawaiians in traditional times used a calendar based upon the phases of the moon. The year had twelve months of 29.5 phases; every three to six years, a thirteenth lunar month was added. Each month started with the new moon, Hilo and ended with Muku, the dark moon.

 

 

how to use:

1) observe moon, identify which moon it is

2) hold Huli Mahina right side up facing you with 2 hands thumb on front 4 fingers on back

3) flip the box 180 deg  towards you,1 tile will slide down in to viewing window continue to flip the box  180 deg. till moon in Huli Mahina matches moon in the  night  sky

 

instructions to assemble Huli Mahina

 Huli Mahina will be rubber banded together this is temporary. Customer is recommended to assemble box to his/her belief ,to guide present-day fishermen & farmers.. such as when to plant or when to go fishing

Read all instructions before assembly
Materials needed: Huli Mahina  
sharpie:Red ,Blue,Green, wood glue

1)Refer to  resources before assembling Huli mahina 
talk to your family
prince kuhio moon calendar
kamehameha moon calendar
kohala center spawning guide


2)Decide before assembling
user can decide good or not good ,planting or fishing for each moon

3)Color square on tile
TOP sQUARE = FISHING           BLUE =GOOD  FISH   RED = NO FISH
BOTTOM SQARE = PLANTING   GREEN = BAD PLANT  RED =  NO PLANT

As pictured MUKU

Good for FISH = Top Square = FISH = BLUE
Bad for PLANT = BOTTOM SQUARE = RED 

 

 

4) Color all 30 moons front and back of each tile

5) when all tiles are painted and dry, stack tiles according To number sequence 2 separate stacks 

first stack of tiles , front - back (1---16,3--18,5--20,7--22,9--24,11--26,13--28,15--30)

second stack of tiles , front -- back (29--14,27--12,25--10,23--8,21--6,19--4,17--2)   

6) place all tiles under 1-16 top half of box 

Place all tiles under 29-14 bottom half of box 

7) place front panel on box,fingers together be sure all edges meet  re-rubber band box 

8) then flip , flip flip huli huli

9) dis assemble Huli Mahina box and glue


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