This Hua Dress features our Hale O Lono design on Eucalyptus fabric with Sienna ink.
Hale O Lono is the name of a loko kuapa in Keaukaha, Hawai'i, built for the ali'i Kalaninui'iamamao, also known as Lonoikamakahiki. Within this walled structure is a vibrant ecosystem, one which the students of Ke Ana La'ahana Public Charter School both contribute to the care of - as well as learn from. There are three elements of this design, each significant to the Class of 2012 as they have chosen these to be a part of their legacy print.
The lei hala not only represents a Puhala tree whose roots reach directly into the pond, it is also a symbol of the completion of high school. The walls of the pond have been rebuilt twice in the students' tenure at Hale O Lono because of the destructive nature of tsunamis. The selection of pohaku is important in making a strong structure, and yet one flexible enough to allow the ocean to move through its walls. These rebuilding experiences strengthened their commitment to the pond. Finally, the makaha sluice gates which control the movements of the pond allow the good in and let the excess out. Like the makaha, the students have learned how to take the good and the bad in life. These graduates will carry these life lessons learned from Hale O Lono within themselves, and they will take them into the greater community.
Named after the thirteenth day of the moon phase, the Hua Dress is a celebration of the fruits of our labor! A combination of many favorite styles, the sleeve, collar, length and trapeze is all about comfort. Youthful, cool and poise are offered in this all-occasion wearable. A stand-up collar, cap sleeves and an at-the-knee length, the style is all about comfort. Button-front closure and relaxing ease permits perfect strides!
Machine-washable 100% broadcloth cotton. Our model is wearing a size XS