This Lūhaupua Dress features our Maluihi design on Brick fabric with Black ink.
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!
Lūhaupua is a wind in the district of ʻŌlaʻa, south of the Hilo district. Translating to “the wind that scatters the dew and the blossoms” this energy is one of many in Puna. Within our Makaniʻoluʻolu Collection, the Lūhaupua Dress became a popular piece. Button up front, a short oriental collar, and the tea length makes it easy wear. More than a decade has passed as we re-introduce this style!
Fabric is 45% tencel and 55% linen and is machine washable. Model is wearing size XXS.