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Ancient artistry is a collectible part of the islands' cultural revival, rich with symbolism and folklore

March 12, 2000|JOHN BALZAR | TIMES STAFF WRITER; John Balzar is a roving national reporter for The Times

Getting there: American, American Trans Air, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian, Northwest and United airlines fly nonstop from LAX to Honolulu; round-trip fares start at $522.

American, ATA, Delta, Hawaiian and United fly nonstop from L.A. to Maui; fares start at $622.

Where to browse: Bishop Museum, 1525 Bernice St., Honolulu; telephone (808) 847-3511. Admission $14.95 adults, $11.95 youths and seniors. Behind-the-scenes tour, $15 extra.

Native Books and Beautiful Things, Ward Warehouse shopping center, 1050 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu; tel. (808) 596-8885.

Maui Crafts Guild, 43 Hana Highway, Paia, Maui; tel. (808) 579-9697.

Whaler's Locker, 780 Front St., Lahaina, Maui; tel. (808) 661-3775.

Tip: Check local newspapers for ads for crafts fairs; some feature quality work of native and native-inspired artisans.

For more information: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, 2270 Kalalaua Ave., Suite 801, Honolulu, HI 96815; tel. (800) GO-HAWAII (464-2924), fax (808) 924-0290, Internet


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