This Paniau Dress features our Pōhakulani design on Persimmon fabric with Smoke and White ink.
“Bliss” kind of expresses how I feel while gathering liko. In the quiet morning, the forest is alive and refreshed after a night of mist and rain. Gazing over the tops of young ʻōhiʻa trees, I search for the colorful orange, burgundy, and red shoots. These are my favorites to make lei. I also look for liko that “stretch out in the rain”. Usually plentiful after a long period of rain, the foot-long young growth isnʻt used for lei. Instead, these cherished liko are placed in a glass vase for our dinner table or maybe on the desk at work. These are the extra-special liko!
This liko was cut especially for Haku Hoʻopai. She has danced with Nālani for the past thirty years, and also worked at Sig Zane Designs. I love her as one of my daughters! This design was my gift to her upon her marriage!
This layout was created and named, for part of Hakuʻs name, by Kūhaʻo.
On the lee side of our island, Paniau basks in the heat of South Kohala. Its shores front emerald waters, white sand, and views across the ʻAlenuihāhā Chanel. We chose this name for this dress to commemorate that special period in our lives when we lived for the sunshine.“Pani” is Hawaiian, a term that can mean to close. When we created the pattern for this dress, we were “closing” the sleeveless by giving it sleeves. Not only were we honoring one of our favorite sites on our island, but we gave birth to an iconic style with sleeves.A simple shirt-dress, a button-up front, and a yoke and collar, this easy wear 100% cotton has been a favorite for a couple of decades. We bring it back, celebrating its simplicity and the go-anywhere-attitude.
100% Kona Cotton. model is 5'7" wearing S.