This Aʻeloa Blouse features our Hekili Keʻekeʻe Kauila Pōhaku design on Pepper fabric with Peony ink.
Upon Hiʻiaka's return to Hawaiʻi from Kauaʻi with Lohiʻauipo, she faces her sister Pele's jealousy and rage. Kīlauea is under siege as explosive and land-changing eruptions take place. “Hulihia Kīlauea” is chanted by Lohiʻau, describing elemental storms and the ravaging of the land.
We approached this ʻohe kāpala design beginning with the chant. Reciting it over and over became the inspiration for the graphics and its repetitive format. The balance of positive and negative spaces within the design reflect the actions of Pele and Hiʻiaka. Each ʻohe kāpala was cut by Sig in the size of an actual ʻohe. After we imported the artwork into computers, Kūhaʻo arranged this final composition.
"Kiʻekiʻe Kaʻū, kua makani, he umauma i pā ʻia e ke Aʻeloa..." Majestic Kaʻū, wind blown back, breast blown upon by the Aʻe Loa tradewinds...Our wahine blouse is a great fit! Try it on and see how the back darts help deliver that shapely look! Hand printed 100% Kona cotton is machine washable.
Model is wearing size S.