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Hāʻupu Upcycled Jacket
  • Hāʻupu Upcycled Jacket

    • Size small/medium
    • One-of-a-kind
    • Jacket and fabric are sourced second hand because sustʻāinability matters
    • Features an undated photo of Hāʻupu mountain, Kaua'i in March of 1929 taken by the U.S. Air Corps 
    • Photo sourced from Digital Archives of Hawai'i
    • 'Ōlelo no'eau translated by Mary Kawena Pukui: Hāʻupu mauna kilohana i ka laʻi - Hāʻupu, a mountain outstanding in the calm - [Said of a person of outstanding achievement. Also used in praise of Hāʻupu, Kauaʻi.]
    • Sourced from 'Ōlelo No'eau Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings by Mary Kawena Pukui
    • Inspired by a mo'olelo that was shared with me, which goes: "Cheifess Peleula from O'ahu heard about the beauty of Kaua'i women. Since her own royal court was known for its beauty, Peleula ventured across the Kaieiewaho channel to see if what she heard of Kaua'i was true. Cheifess Peleula was greeted by Hinaiuka, her Kaua'i counterpart, who agreed to a friendly competition where a young, tall, handsome chief would be both judge and prize. Peleula, adorned in the lei ilima for which O'ahu is know, was beautiful, but when Hinaiuka emerged draped in in kapa and decked with lei maile wrapped in the famous mokihana of Kaua'i, Peleula conceded that the beauty of Kaua'i are second to none. To memorialize this, Hina's profile was carved into Hāʻupu forever."
    • Care Instructions

      To ensure longevity and maintain the integrity of the artwork turn the jacket inside out, button closed, and wash with cold water on gentle cycle. Wash only as needed.

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