Hāloanaka Tank TopRegular price $34.95 Sale price $24.95
This breathable, cotton men’s 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.
- Men’s tank top.
- Soft jersey cotton.
- Tri-blend 50% polyester/25% combed/25% ringspun cotton/rayon.
- Rounded neck.
- Tank top.
- Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
- Custom, trademark graphic.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN
The Hāloa design captures the miracle of life that emerged from an otherwise sad tale. Two gods, Wākea of the sky and Hoʻohōkūkalani of the stars, had a child together and his name was Hāloa (long, eternal breath). Sadly, he was stillborn, and so his parents wrapped him in kapa (cloth) and buried him in the ʻāina (land).
The design honors what happened next. Sprouting out of the buried baby is the first kalo plant and the eldest brother of all Native Hawaiians, Hāloanakalaukapalili (long stalk of the fluttering leaves). When Wākea and Hoʻohōkūkalani had a second child they also named him Hāloa, and he was the first kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian) to walk the earth.
Hāloa may be the first kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), but most importantly he is the younger brother to the kalo plant Hāloanakalaukapalili (long stalk of the fluttering leaves). This genealogy directly ties Native Hawaiians to this sacred plant and the land that is home to their eldest brother.
Wear this design to honor the importance of families, indigenous people's connection to their native land, and keeping our genealogy alive.