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David Shepard Hawaii

Red Lau Hala Aloha Shirt

Red Lau Hala Aloha Shirt

Regular price $72.00 USD
Regular price $120.00 USD Sale price $72.00 USD
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Made in Hawai‘i. 100% cotton poplin. Fabric is soft, light, naturally breathable, and durable. Real coconut buttons. Print-matched left chest pocket. Button down shirt plus button on back of the collar. Limited quantity print. Designed, cut, and sewn in Hawai‘i on imported fabric. Fabric prints hand-drawn.

*Model is wearing a size M

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THE STORY BEHIND THE HAND-DRAWN DESIGN

Lau hala, the Hawaiian word for the leaf of the hala tree (Pandanus tectorius), has been central to Polynesian and Hawaiian culture since time immemorial. Lau hala weaving, like all art, requires patience and practice. The leaves undergo a lengthy process of preparation to make them into dried pliable. Skillful mastery of technique is needed to use lau hala to make a wide array of objects. The hala mat is the most well known product of lau hala weaving, symbolic of the home and its comforts. Hats, baskets, bracelets, and much more can be made from lau hala. Although lau hala weaving is a practical art, its artist’s finest creations are truly embodiments of the love of art itself.

-David Shepard