Niuhi 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.
- Rounded neck.
- Tank top.
- Premium artwork by indigenous designers.
- Custom, trademark graphic.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN
The Niuhi design features a large tiger shark with a kākau (Hawaiian tattoo) running the length of its spine. The tiger shark is surrounded by smaller reef sharks as it swims.
The word, niuhi, means “man-eating shark” in Hawaiian. It is a word that evokes a feeling of respect for one of the oldest top predators of the moana (ocean). Tiger sharks are one of the largest species of shark to inhabit the Hawaiian islands and as niuhi are respected both for their strength, ferocity, and stealth.
The kākau along the spine of the the niuhi is the ʻahu ʻula (Hawaiian feather cloak). The ʻahu ʻula is strictly reserved for the aliʻi (chief) as is the tattoo pattern. With this kākau, we are honoring the niuhi’s prowess and its cultural significance among Hawaiians.
Wear this to show respect for the niuhi as the aliʻi of our oceans.