Hōmaikaʻohe Kālawe Canvas Pouch, Black Fabric with Gray Ink.
Just north of Hilo, a famous bamboo grove is said to have been planted by demigods Kane'apua and Kanaloa. The bamboo from this grove, Homaika'ohe (Bring-forth-the-bamboo), were made into knives for the traditional subincision ritual performed on boys.
Our most recent design of the bamboo was inspired by a hula workshop that Nalani taught. There were implements, the 'ohe ka'eke'eke, musical pipes used as percussion instruments.
In gathering the bamboo, I was taken by the long slender internodes, the calm in the surrounding forest, and the special light that filtered through the leaves.
Canvas and leather have always been comfort choices… Maybe it was our experiences with canvas on boats and sailing? Leather has that same feeling as it always been prized because it was our first luggage as kids? I lean towards canvas and leather in making personal items as they provide a sense of security.
Carry alls are important for me. They not only gotta make sure that the goods get to where I am going, they got to give me a tactile feeling of strength. Besides, I want it to be pretty. This kind of sums up our latest bags: Kālawe.
Strong enough to hold water and everything else you might throw inside, our newest canvas and leather bags will get you to Hanalei, to Kalaupapa, and back to Hilo - in one piece. Throw in the kaʻau of ʻopelu or if you want, one big ulua - I am sure that your precious cargo will get there in style!
• Made Overseas
• Dimensions: 13" x 9.5"