Ulukau Button Up Aloha Shirt - Lighthouse
This Button Up Aloha Shirt features our Ulukau print on Lighthouse fabric with Teal Blue inks.
The name Ulukau means placed inspiration. “It is the unplanned acquisition of prophetic and interpretive powers without visible possession of a god,” na Mary Kawena Pukui. Sometimes, during the actual process of creation, I often lose myself to the blade. The cutting of amberlith demands a focus - it takes me places. I don’t know how the image was created because I could not have done it on my ow; I know there was another hand guiding the blade.
Ulu means to inspire, to grow, to build. The exercise to create is a joy! Rather than following a plan, allow the naʻau to direct! The piko and the naʻau are connections to our ancestors and through them, we are guided by our forefathers. While cutting this design, I found myself immersed in he interpretation. The symbols are metaphors of thought. Each represents a story that had been told, and through this design, from the naʻau.
Inspired by the ivy-league shirts of the early 1900s, the fabric designs are pure Hawai‘i, and the look is pleasingly fresh. The Button Up is an open front, tapered shirt with a full length placket. Coconut buttons are featured on the stand-up, button-down collar and on the front placket. Tuck it in or leave it out over the trousers for a more casual look. Either way, it's the perfect touch of crisp aloha!
Hang to dry.
Iron on reverse.
Do not dry clean.
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