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Kāpala

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My Kāpala Bars are a modern twist to Hawai’i’s own Native Hawaiian ‘Ohe Kāpala (Bamboo stamping) each design and meaning comes from my heart. Each Bar are 3” in length. If you want any shorter please message me.

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Choice of Designs:

Wana||

Our Wana Print is close in design to our Ancient
Kapa patternʻs. In Hawaiian the
literal meaning of Wana is a Sea
urchant. In the hawaiian language
we call it
Kaona: a hidden meaning ,
in Hawaiian poetry.
The Kaona behind the word
Wana is of a long spike or
streak of light, as at dawn;
to appear, as a ray of light.

Wana print referʻs to a Beautiful
bright person that is
full Of Aloha

Kōkala||

Our Kōkala Print mimics
the Thorn part
of a Lau Hala or Pandanus
tree leaf. It is said that
once you get
poked from the Kōkala,
itʻs hard to lose the
memory of that feeling.

Kōkala Refers to a handful
of individuals that you
cannot live without.

Mauna||

Our Mauna print stands
tall like our Mauna on
our islandʻs. Each Mauna
represents all our mountains
across the 7 sea’s. Including
our Very own.

Our Mauna are our back bone.
Our Piko and Ancestors.

Naka.||

Naka literal meaning is cracks,
or cracked open as
of earth from the heat. Growing
up in Hawaiʻi weʻre
surrounded by land that is covered
in Lava rock.
It defines our history and memories.
It is who weʻre.

This Print refers to the different
path and journey
You may take, but you will alwayʻs
know where
youʻre from and where your piko is at.

Peʻahi.||

The Peʻahi or woven hand fans, were
commonly weaved in all polynesia.
They were designed to suit their
needs if it was meant
For a traditional dance in a
ceromony,
a gift or simply
used to fan yourself. These
Peʻahi were all symbolic
to each background in the
polynesian culture.

In Hawaiʻi our Peʻahi were
weaved
with Niu and
were designed for Hawaiʻi’s Royalty.
Not much has
been made as well. Bishop
Museum has a Peʻahi
on display as well, which were
also given as Mākana or gifts
when traveled. There wasn’t
much that was made as well.

Helu Pō.||

Our kūpuna were such astute
observers, that we
recognized the different cycles
and patterns in
accordance with each and
every night. Thus, the
helu pō, the moon phases
not only affected how
we lived out all aspects
of life; including fishing,
farming, building, duties,
and celebrations, but
we needed to align with these
cycles to ensure
the abundance of our bounty.

Kupukupu||

Cultural Use: It was often used to decorate hula altars symbolizing that it was a place of learning, or sprouting knowledge since the word kupu means to sprout. The fronds are also used for making lei.

Lokelani||

The flower of Maui is the pink lokelani (Rosa damascena). The pink lokelani is a type of cottage rose that smells as good as it looks. The lokelani was brought here in the 1800s, possibly by whalers from New England, and it is well regarded for both its beauty and its fragrance. The lokelani originated in Asia and it was brought to the western world by the Spanish who probably cherished it as much as we do today. People on Maui really took a shine to this flower and made it their official island flower in 1923.
-did you know in the hawaiian language Lokelani is used in so many Hawaiian songʻs as a metaphore and a play on wordʻs and having different Kauna (meaning). •

Maile||

1. A native twining shrub, Alyxia olivaeformis. St. John, 1975a, described four forms of maile based on leaf size and shape. They are believed to be sisters with human and plant forms and are listed below. They were considered minor goddesses of the hula. Maile kaluhea is also believed by some to be a sister. See moekahi, māpu, palai 1, and chants, līhau and ʻū 1. The maile vine has shiny fragrant leaves and is used for decorations and leis, especially on important occasions. It is a member of the periwinkle family. Laka, goddess of the hula, was invoked as the goddess of the maile, which was one of five standard plants used in her altar. (Neal 690–1.)