Maoli Fishing Long Sleeve T-ShirtRegular price $39.95 Sale price $32.95
This breathable, cotton men’s long sleeve t-shirt features original, custom artwork by Maoli designers. The designs are printed using soft hand ink.
With a modern fit, featuring a crew neck, this soft, breathable cotton long sleeve t-shirt is one that can be worn casually for any occasion. Whether it is paddleboarding, playing music at an evening jam session, or going on an early morning winter walk, this Maoli t-shirt is perfect for any occasion.
- Men’s classic-fit t-shirt.
Pre-shrunk jersey knit.
- Crew neck.
- Long sleeve.
- Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
- Custom, trademark graphic.
For detailed information on our long sleeve t-shirts, check out our Fit Guide.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN
Kānaka Maoli (Native Hawaiians) were expert fishermen even before Kānaka Maoli existed (referring to the time before the first Polynesians arrived in Hawaiʻi)! This expert ʻike kuʻuna (traditional knowledge) was passed down through many generations to today.
Hawaiians would use strong fibrous plants like the olonā and hau to make fishing cordage for nets and lines. The lama and ʻieʻie plant (among others) was a robust wood good for making a variety of fish and crustacean traps. Strong hooks were fashioned out of animal bone or tough woods. They even made lures out of the shiny, reflective shells that would be passed down over many generations.
Hawaiians also had knowledge of fish habits and habitats; They understood which moons and tides were most favorable to fishing; They recognized seasonal fisheries, and avoided catching certain species during reproductive seasons; Some even possessed a spiritual, even supernatural relationship with fishing—able to “call” fish to them with pule (prayer) and oli (chant).
This design very simply honors our Hawaiian heritage of fishing. Wear this design to proudly represent the ancestral knowledge of Kānaka Maoli fishing practices.