Royal Hula-Hula Dancers. Hawaii.


Royal Hula-Hula Dancers. Hawaii.


Spatial Coverage (Location)

Extent (Pages, Duration, Dimensions)

8.7 x 13.8 cm



Is Part Of

Asia Collection. The Bell Postcard Collection.


POST CARD "The Royal Hula-hula dancing girls were a feature of olden days in Hawaii. The Hula-hula is acting out by gestures and movements the ideas expressed by the songs which accompany them. The time is marked by striking on gourds or hokeo and in some instances these dancers are in honor of the Gods or chief as the alaapa-apa. The professional hula dancers are devotees of the Goddess Laka. The dancers are generally women though children are sometimes engaged in the less objectionable and men act as buffoons between the acts."