This Waihonu hoodie features our Pualeilikolehua print on Linen fabric with Bonsai ink.
Perfect for the cool breezes on that afternoon cruise, this jacket comes with a hoodie just in case there’s a drizzle. 55% linen and 45% cotton, the coconut button front offers an option if you need to keep the warmth. Cut large knowing this might be the extra layer, it also hangs just below the waist. It could be your grab and go!
As symbols of new growth, the cultural significance of liko is reiterated in not only the green of the plant, but in its symmetry and in its redundancy. Note the repetition in the leaf format as each mirrors the previous one. Imagine hula dancers in a line as they repeat the motions of the story... Liko fascinates me because of its perfection as it unfolds. Leinaʻala Kalama Heine, who passed away in 2015, was a Kumu Hula for decades. I watched and enjoyed her from the very beginning, after her ʻūniki as kumu from Maiki Aiu. Her dedication to the art, and her artistry, were testaments to her commitment to the chant. This liko is dedicated to her!
Waihonu Pond is located in the Queen Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo. A favorite Hilo site for eyeing the full moon setting behind Mauna Kea or to watch the colors of the sunset, we often take this cruise to look-see who is out and about. It is one of Hilo’s treasured afternoon drives!
Model is wearing a size XXS.