We feature our Kilohana Sig Silk Tie in our Maluihi design.
Aunty Elizabeth Maluihi is one of my treasured teachers. She was a master at ʻulana, weaving lau hala, but her lessons for practical life is what I remember best! This design, created in the ʻohe kapala style, honors one of her most recognizable features of her lau hala hats. Through design we perpetuate Aunty Elizabeth Maluihi’s legacy!
Kapa are identified by their quality, Kilohana is one of the finest, often identified as the topmost layer. We borrow the term to describe our fabrication of ties, made from Chinese silk! Supple, soft, and charming, we offer an accent of color with art of Hawaiian life.
The process begins in the design studio, selecting prints that reflect the natural power and spirit of place. With the intent to share the values of our cultural practices, we create the fabric layout that will provide a bond, kindle conversation, and preserve the stories.