The beautiful Hula was developed in the Hawaiian Islands. Famous for its beautiful dance movements, it is now popular worldwide. Each year, the Merrie Monarch on the Big Island shows off the beauty of Aloha through hula from the thousands of hula halau schools participating in this festive competition. Dancers in traditional costume tell the stories of Ancient Hawaii through their graceful movements. The Pa'u Hula Skirt is worn.
Pa'u means 'skirt' & Hula means 'dance' in Hawaiian. The term "Pa'u Hula" is 'dance skirt'. The waist of the pa'u hula skirts is typically made with three rows of adjustable elastic, this allows comfort and a natural bend. Depending on the layers of the pa'u, 4 - 12 yards of fabric is easily used in the traditional skirt.