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VINTAGE ALOHA

Vintage Aloha Print features two different Hawaiian Quilt patterns, the ti leaf and the protea flower.  This print is hand painted and stamped using a Balinese printing method called Batik.

This unique Hawaiian textile was born in the 1800's when the missionaries brought quilting to Hawaii.  Hawaiians made their own unique artistic style incorporating Hawaiian culture and designs used in kapa and nature. 

Hawaiian quilting is a pastime with great significance to Hawaiian culture and not just for artistic purposes.  When the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy happened in 1893 and the illegal occupation of America took place it brought about a new era in quilt making. This was a time when expressing symbols of the monarchy was considered treason and quilts were used to empower the Hawaiian people and as a silent resistance against the illegal occupation of the U.S.  These designs included Crowns, the Hawaiian code of arms, flags, and symbols of chiefs and nobles. 

Today quilting is still a prominent part of Hawaiian and local culture.  Quilts are often given as gifts for a new baby or wedding and will be passed down as a heirloom for generations to come.

 

                                            Adorn yourself in Vintage Aloha

 

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KOKI'O KE'OKE'O

Koki'o ke'oke'o  (white hibiscus) is a native Hawaiian flower endemic to the forests and wetlands of Molokai and Oahu.

Once gracing the land in abundance it is now feared that this plant and flower is doomed to early extinction, as in many places where it was plentiful a few years ago, not a single plant is now to be seen partly do to the ravage of cattle, goats, and to the changing flora of the islands. 

 Often mentioned in ancient Hawaiian chants and legends this soft, feminine flower with white delicate petals and a pink showy stamen that will dramatically glow when the evening sun falls upon it is truly a treasure to be protected. 

 

                            Adorn yourself in Koki'o ke'oke'o. 

 


 

                           

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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OHIA LEHUA

Legend says that Hawaiian goddess Pele fell in love with a handsome warrior named Ohia, she asked him to marry her but Ohia had already pledged his love to Lehua. Pele was furious when Ohia turned down her proposal, so she turned Ohia into a twisted tree.

Lehua was heartbroken,of course. The gods took pity on Lehua and decided it was injustice to leave the lovers separated.  They thus turned Lehua into a flower on the Ohia tree so that the two lovers would be forever joined together .

Adorn yourself in Ohia Lehua.

 

Native to Hawai'i, Lehua blossoms play a major role in Hawaiian culture.  

Unfortunately this sacred tree has succumb to ROD ( rapid ohia death) it needs your help! To donate and learn more please visit https://cms.ctahr.hawaii.edu/rod/HOW-TO-HELP

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ANTHURIUM

Exotic brightly colored flowers grown in an abundance on the Big Island of Hawaii, Anthuriums are long lasting and irresistibly beautiful like the hospitality they represent.

 Adorn yourself in Anthurium.

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HAU HELE

As the sun moves across the sky hau flowers turn from bright yellow to orange then to reddish brown, before it falls off the plant, usually by the next morning. Known in Tahiti as the grandchild of heaven and earth this flower and tree is valued all over Polynesia for its cultural and medicinal purposes.

Adorn yourself in Hau Hele.  

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KI'ELE

Ki'ele is the hawaiian word for gardenia. The ki'ele flower is one of three flowers that make up this signature print. Other flowers include white ginger and tuberose. These flowers are known for there heavenly fragrance. Ki'ele print was inspired by the fragrant trade winds bringing sweet smells of gardenia, white ginger and tuberose. 

Adorn yourself in Ki'ele.

 

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LOKELANI

Lokelani : Sweet heavenly rose

A lei is a symbol of love, friendship, celebration, honor or greeting. In essence it is a symbol of Aloha.  Our Lokelani print features the romantic lokelani rose lei along with the sweet fragrant puakenikeni lei and the sacred ti leaf lei . The ti leaf lei is known for its healing powers and protecting its wearer. 

With this collection our wish is to bring the ALOHA  (love) and MANA (energy) of these  Hawaiin lei to you no matter where you may be in the world.

 Adorn yourself in Lokelani.

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