Huki Kūmū 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.
- 100% combed and ringspun cotton.
Tri-blends are 50% polyester/25% combed/25% ringspun cotton/rayon.
- Rounded neck.
- Tank top.
- Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
- Custom, trademark graphic.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN
The Fishing for the Ladies design originates from a playful ʻōlelo noʻeau (Hawaiian proverb).
“Aia i ka huki kūmū.”
“Gone to haul kūmū fish.”
The story behind the proverb relates the kūmū (whitesaddle goatfish) to a beautiful woman. The proverb says you have, “gone to haul kūmū fish” and implies that you have “gone to get a woman.” Wear this shirt to subtly let the room know that you (the wearer) are interested in the ladies.
The kūmū (whitesaddle goatfish) is a highly prized reef fish for its sweet, rich flavor, tender texture and brilliant red color. It was so prized, in fact, that this fish was often reserved strictly for the aliʻi (chief) of the area.