Lei Haʻa Akolea Manaʻe Blouse - White
This Manaʻe Blouse features our Lei Haʻa Akolea print on White fabric with Cayenne ink.
At Waiākea Uka, we gather some of our favorite liko. The youngest leaf buds of ʻōhia trees there are beautifully variable, and present themselves in shades of red, orange, burgundy, and grey. Curled edges of leaflets of some liko have a character all their own. These are most desired to fashion our lei hula.
Rain and liko, in combination, is the metaphor for the proverb that guides us daily: “Liko ka liko ka ua!” Translation: “The buds reach forth in the rain”. Our interpretation: “Our children flourish with encouragement”.
The wedding of our cousin, ʻAkolea Ioane, inspired the design, and its name is also the name of her precious child.
Hang to dry.
Iron on reverse.
Do not dry clean.
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