This Kaʻalāʻiki Dress features our Nā Palapalai design on Crimson fabric with Sienna ink.
Special ferns make our lei beautiful! The palapalai is a favorite because of its long lasting nature. As kinolau to Laka, this is one of the few plants that is allowed in a dancer's lei when the hula is traditional kahiko. This design was a gift to Kuana Torres, Kehau Tamure, and Keao Costa, of the Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winning group, Nā Palapalai. Their gift of music fills our hearts each time we listen to their voices soar.
Kaʻū is the largest and southernmost district on the island of Hawaiʻi. The ahupuaʻa of Kaʻalāiki have several puʻu, attracting water to the area. ʻĪmakakāloa, a heiau dedcated to hula, is located there and has views of Honuʻapo to Halemaʻumaʻu.
This Kaʻalāiki, sleeveless and at-knee-length dress, is tailored for daily life in paradise! East button-up front, fitted bodice and a button-down collar, readies you for the Farmers Market, shopping at Ala Moana, or teaching your next class.
Just as our men have their “Aloha Shirts”, the Kaʻalāʻiki our “Aloha Dress” will suit a Monday through Thursday schedule and then for Aloha Fridays.
In other words, this is the 24/7 piece! Live it up! We are in paradise!
100% Cotton Model is wearing size S.