This Kēwai Dress features our Maluihi design on Nectar fabric with Black and White ink.
"Boy, you know who weaved that pāpale?"
Attending a Papakū Makawalu a few years back, I got pulled aside and in a firm kupuna voice it was Aunty Maluihi asking me if I knew who had woven my hat. She proceeded to describe the piko and her personal signature of my pāpale. As a gift from my Aunty Michele, it was already my favorite hat and now getting a personal description from Aunty Maluihi who wove the pāpale, it became a treasure! As if my perception of this hat couldn't get any higher, towards the end of that day Aunty pulled me aside again and said "You look good in that pāpale! Iʻm gonna name that style 'Kūhaʻo'". On the inside I died in excitement and as I put my thoughts back together I humbly told her, "Mahalo Aunty!"This design was inspired by the pāpale Aunty wove and the details she shared with me. This is a featured design at the Ka Ulu Lauhala O Kona conference.
55% Linen, 45% Rayon. Model is wearing size S.