This Kēwai Dress features our Liko Ka Liko I Ka Ua design on Moss fabric with Ivory ink.
Pua Kanahele offered this proverb as we began the Edith Kanakaʻole Foundation in the early 90s after the passing of our father, Luka Kanakaʻole. The mission of the non-profit foundation is to educate and share the traditions that have been passed down from the generations before us to perpetuate them for future generations.
This proverb exemplifies our goals as teaching our children will give them confidence and leadership. the composition of this design combines both the original hand-cut art by Sig Zane and the graphic design layout by his son, Kūhaʻo. The two-generational design team offers a peak into tradition as well as a contemporary view, embedded with cultural value, insight and heritage.
Kēwai is a moisture laden wind known in the Hilo area. This sheath dress is the knee-length version of our popular Makaniʻoluʻolu, known for its bias cut, and features a keyhole closure at the back. The drape of this linen/rayon blend fabric will enhance the silhouette.
55% Linen, 45% Rayon. Model is wearing size XS.