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.

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ANTHURIUM

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.

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HAU HELE

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. 

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KI'ELE

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.

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LOKELANI

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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OHIA LEHUA

ULANA LAUHALA

The Hala tree is native to Hawaii. The term “lauhala” refers to the lau, or leaves of the hala tree. Lauhala are long, strong and water resistant.  Lauhala has been used for hundreds of years to weave mats and strong sails that Hawaiian used to travel thousands of mile across the Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian term for this weave is Ulana lauhala.

Some dedicate their lives to the practice of ulana. Traditionally students must learn directly from their kumu (teacher) .  Weavers believe that their mana or spiritual energy flows into their creation, while working weavers make a effort to have good intentions and to not talk bad about others .

Current ulana practitioners use traditional methods to create contemporary fashions : purses, hats, bangle bracelets and earrings.

 The ulana art featured on this print is from bangle bracelets weaved by big Island weavers .

 

Adorn your self in Ulana Lauhala. 

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ULANA LAUHALA

ULANA LAUHALA

The Hala tree is native to Hawaii. The term “lauhala” refers to the lau, or leaves of the hala tree. Lauhala are long, strong and water resistant.  Lauhala has been used for hundreds of years to weave mats and strong sails that Hawaiian used to travel thousands of mile across the Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian term for this weave is Ulana lauhala.

Some dedicate their lives to the practice of ulana. Traditionally students must learn directly from their kumu (teacher) .  Weavers believe that their mana or spiritual energy flows into their creation, while working weavers make a effort to have good intentions and to not talk bad about others .

Current ulana practitioners use traditional methods to create contemporary fashions : purses, hats, bangle bracelets and earrings.

 The ulana art featured on this print is from bangle bracelets weaved by big Island weavers .

 

Adorn your self in Ulana Lauhala. 

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ULANA LAUHALA