We feature our Kilohana Sig Silk Tie in our Kalaukoa design.
Amongst the tall forest trees, the koa towers over all other native trees, often referred to as the “Father of the Forest”. The sickle-shaped petioles that grow out of the tiny leaves are the conduit as it attracts the rain and directs it to the understory. All growth below benefits from the koa!
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.