We feature our Kilohana Sig Silk Tie in our ʻAʻaliʻi Kū Makani design.
Surviving dry climes and persistent winds, the ʻaʻaliʻi is a symbol of fortitude and resiliency. A beautiful and cherished lei, the colors of the seed pods from Kaʻū differ from Waikiʻi. Wearing a lei of ʻaʻaliʻi provides a subtle sense of strength and endurance.
Kapa are identified by their quality, Kilohana is one of the finest, often identified as the topmost layer. We borrow the term to describe our fabrication of ties, made from Chinese silk! Supple, soft, and charming, we offer an accent of color with art of Hawaiian life.The process begins in the design studio, selecting prints that reflect the natural power and spirit of place. With the intent to share the values of our cultural practices, we create the fabric layout that will provide a bond, kindle conversation, and preserve the stories.