Heʻikelau Kālawe Canvas Tote with Leather Handles- Black fabric with Salmon Ink.
The breadfruit is the prerequisite design. Once the first fabric layout with the breadfruit is complete, our graphic designers are then able to work with other art. This first design layout by Brittini expresses intimacy with the leaf patterns. Close inspection of leaf, fruit, and branches, underscores familiarity. Knowing the nuances of the plant makes a stronger statement. Heʻikelau can literally be translated as “A Knowledge Blossoming”. Figuratively, the name means “Knowledge Proliferates”.
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!
•100% cotton canvas
• Dimensions: 17" x 12"