This Pareu features our Maluihi design on Natural fabric with Sand and Raffia 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.
The pareu is Hawai‘i in a wrap around lifestyle: versatile, comfortable, and limitless in its uses. What started as a hobby of making sarongs as birthday and Christmas gifts in the late 70's, grew into a company because of overwhelming demand! The two-yard length of fabric is seamed at the edges and rectangular in its finished shape -- great for use as a table cloth, wall hanging, or folded and tied as a carry-all. Strapless, over the shoulder or tied at the waist, the pareu drapes beautifully over a swimsuit, undergarment or nothing at all! Fabric is machine-washable 100% cotton broadcloth.
Pareu measures 2 yards x 44 in.