T-Shirt - Lauaʻe - Pigment Dye Black
- Pigment dyed
- 100% cotton
- Crackle screenprint technique producing a vintage look adding to the aesthetic of the traditional Hawaiian quilting pattern. The ink will naturally crack more over time and can be self cracked for your desired look by pulling/stretching the design. Hold a small area of the design with both hands and pull slowly till you hear/see the ink crack.
- We recommend washing this tee inside out.
- An ongoing exclusive collaboration with Poakalani & Co. The print is based on a Hawaiian quilt pattern and inspired by a fragrant fern called lauaʻe. This pattern comes to us from our ʻohana at Poakalani & Co., a quilting hui founded by Aunty Althea and Uncle John Serrao. Aunty Althea and Uncle John first started their small quilting business in the 1970s using patterns they had inherited from Aunty’s grandmother. They named their business Poakalani, which was Aunty’s Hawaiian name. Over the next 35-plus years, they developed their practice and became masters in the field, sharing their knowledge with countless students from around the world. Although Aunty and Uncle are no longer with us, the Poakalani tradition is alive and well in their daughters Cissy and Raelene, who gather with other quiltmakers every Saturday at ʻIolani Palace, as they have for the past 18 years, to perpetuate the art of Hawaiian quilting. Quilting was first introduced to Hawaiʻi by American missionaries in the 1820s, and over time, the craft evolved into a distinctly Hawaiian art form. The classic Hawaiian quilt features an elaborate appliqué pattern inspired by Hawaiian plants and symbols and imbued with the quilter’s deep aloha for ʻāina (land) and lāhui (nation).
This tee is intended to fit oversized. If you do not prefer an oversized fit, we recommend sizing down one. Scroll to final image for size chart reference.
Uncle is 6'1" 270 lbs and wearing a size XL. Nani is 5'8" 135lbs and wearing a size Small.