Kaʻaipū Aloha Shorts Orange Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai

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These Kaʻaipū Shorts feature our Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai design in Orange and Cool Grey.

Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole penned this mele during one of her trips to the Temple in La'ie.  The smell of the lipoa seaweed on the beaches was a memorable aspect of the drive from Kāne'ohe to La'ie.  The love of limu and its many characteristics is an important part of life on an island.  Elements of a life spent near the ocean show up in this design that depicts the līpoa, ocean currents, kūpe'e, and the eyes of a fishnet.

One of her most well-known compositions, Ka Uluwehi O Ke Kai was first performed by the men of Hālau O Kekuhi at the Merrie Monarch Festival in 1977.  They wore lei limu kala and took first place!  This design applauds and celebrates hula in this 50th anniversary year of the festival and recognizes this famous composition of Aunty Edith Kanakaʻole.

Literal Translation:  The Eating Together

In previous centuries, the flat plain of the valley floor were all planted with kalo.  An abundance of water and the perfect light lent itself to good agriculture.  Mānoa Elementary School is at the piko of the great valley.

Kaʻaipū Street has a bunch of favorite homes, built in the old style with porches and lanais.  I lived nearby and always marveled at the architecture.

98% Cotton, 2% Spandex. Outseam measures 17"

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33-35 in 

85-89 cm 

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97-97 cm 

39-41 in

99-104 cm 

42-44 in

107-112 cm 

45-47 in

114-119 cm 

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124-130 cm 

52-55 in

132-140 cm 

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34.5 in

88 cm 

35.5 in

90 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm

38 in

97 cm 

39 in

99 cm 

40.5 in

103 cm

42.5 in

108 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 

Waist

26.5 in

67 cm 

27.5 in 

70 cm 

28.5 in

72 cm 

30 in

76 cm 

31 in

79 cm 

32.5 in

83 cm 

34.5 in

88 cm 

36.5 in

93 cm 

Hip

39 in

99 cm 

40 in

102 cm 

41 in

104 cm 

42 in

107 cm 

43 in

109 cm 

44.5 in

113 cm 

46 in

117 cm 

48 in

122 cm