Olakoʻakā Pullover Aloha Shirt- Ruby
This aloha shirt features our Olakoʻakā print on Ruby material with Coral and Baby Pink Ink.
0015: “Hanau ka ‘Uku-ko‘ako‘a, hanau kana, he ‘Ako‘ako‘a, puka”
“A coral insect was born, from which was born perforated coral.”
In the Kumulipo, the 2,100 line Hawaiian creation chant, the ʻakoʻakoʻa appears in the fifteenth line. This establishes the coral to be one of the elders of all life here in the islands. Rank and hierarchy are importantly culturally. Looking closely at form and structure, the stony coral is solitary and doesn’t live in colonies.
The name Ola-koʻa-kā literally means “Living-Coral-Shoal.” Figuratively, we translate the name to “Eternal Reef.”
Hang to dry.
Iron on reverse.
Do not dry clean.
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