Kulāiwi Tank TopRegular price $34.95 Sale price $24.95
This breathable, cotton tank top features original, custom artwork by Maoli designers. The center chest design is printed using soft hand ink.
With a modern fit, featuring a rounded neck, this soft, breathable cotton tank top is one that can be worn casually for any occasion. Whether it is playing beach volleyball, grocery shopping at the farmers’ market, or running along the coast, this Maoli t-shirt is perfect for any occasion.
- Tank top.
- Soft jersey cotton.
- 100% combed and ringspun cotton.
- Rounded neck.
- Tank top.
- Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
- Custom, trademark graphic.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN
The Kulāiwi design is of the pae ʻāina (archipelago) of Hawaiʻi. Kulāiwi translates in English to “Homeland” and is a personally-important waypoint for any Kanaka Maoli (Native Hawaiian).
The design also includes the official Hawaiian flag superimposed over the islands. Upon close inspection, the flag is flipped upside down. This kaona (hidden meaning) represents the struggle of the present-day Kanaka Maoli in trying to preserve and perpetuate what is so near and dear to their hearts. The flag still shows eight bands of alternating red, white and blue colors, each band representing a Hawaiian island.
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.
Wear this design if you acknowledge Hawaiʻi as a special place and if you acknowledge that although we have made progress, we still have work to do.