Kalo - Iʻa Lau Nui Short Sleeve T-ShirtRegular price $32.95 Sale price $24.95
This breathable, cotton men’s t-shirt features original, custom artwork by Maoli designers. The center chest design is printed using soft hand ink.
With a modern fit, featuring a rounded crew neck, this soft, breathable cotton t-shirt is one that can be worn casually for any occasion. Whether it is relaxing at the beach, grabbing dinner in town, or catching the sunset on an afternoon hike, this Maoli t-shirt is perfect for any occasion.
- Men’s classic-fit t-shirt.
- 100% soft jersey cotton.
- Sport Grey is 90% cotton, 10% polyester
- Crew neck.
- Short sleeve.
- Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
- Custom, trademark graphic.
For detailed information on our short sleeve t-shirts, check out our Fit Guide.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN
In Hawaiian culture, kalo is a primary food source that has been widely cultivated across the islands and across Polynesia. Kalo is not only critical to the Hawaiian food system, but also holds deep ancestral ties as the kuaʻana (older sibling) of all kanaka maoli.
The Iʻa Lau Nui design consists of three kalo leaves and pays homage to the ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverb), “ka iʻa lau nui o ka ʻāina”. The proverb translates in English to “the big-leaved fish of the land”, which refers to the lūʻau (taro greens), and its important place within the traditional Hawaiian diet. This “Big-Leaved Fish” is nutritious, vitamin-rich and the key cornerstone to any good laulau or lūʻau stew.
The design also features our logo, which include the three mauna (mountain) pattern triangles representing the three hanauna (generations) guiding native peoples of today – past, present and future.
We crafted this for those in mind who cultivate the land for kalo, love embarking on culinary adventures with kalo, or simply love to eat lūʻau, kalo or poi.