This eden was not only a bountiful supply in fruits, fresh water, coprah,
honey, flowers, but it also turned out to be a significant cultural site.
Kenneth P. Emory, who had sailed to Tahiti on Kaimiloa,
initiated the first archeological surveys.
The area was strewn with at least 550 ancient structures that of temples,
archery platforms, residences, and other evidences
which coupled with oral tradition helped to better understand
the pre-European Polynesian civilization.
Thanks to the Kellum Family remains in Opunohu Valley
has been highly preserved up until 1962 when 90%
of the domain has been donated to the local governement.
It has been until today the playground of many passionate
anthropologists, ethnologists such as Kenneth P. Emory, Dr Yoshihiko Sinoto
who paved the way, and Marimari Kellum (the daughter of Med ford & Gladys),
Roger Green, Jennifer Kahn, Mark Eddowes and Paul Niva.
Today a rehabilitation and conservation of Opunohu’s
historical and archeological sites are complete and open for visit.
To us this site is a cultural tresor, symbol of a quest for identity through reappropriation
of ancient knowledge. What more appropriate setting for Eimeo’s promotional video clip?
This video clip crowns the brand as it sends out EIMEO Clothing Line’s identity,
values and messages which is inherently connected the Polynesian spiritual realm.
Thank you for watching ‘ĀHIRI. ; )