DAVID SHEPARD - Coconut Deep Blue Wahine Aloha Shirt

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Made in Hawai‘i. 100% Rayon. Fabric is silky soft, naturally breathable, and durable. Real coconut buttons. Button down long sleeve collared shirt with sleeves that roll up and button in place. Limited quantity print. Designed, cut, and sewn in Hawai‘i on imported fabric.

*Model is wearing a Small.

THE STORY BEHIND THE DESIGN

Coconut or Niu has a Hawaiian saying or ʻōlelo noʻeau, 'Ka wai lewa i ka makani' or 'The water which sways in the breeze.' Water is often symbolic of wealth, and the heavens, the region above, here provides blessings.

This print tells the life cycle or the genealogy of the coconut palm and it's fruit. The coconut provides nourishment of both people and of the embryo within the coconut. The fruit is capable of withstanding long ocean voyages as it protects future generations within its husk. It is central to pacific cultures, allowing them to voyage and prosper. This print celebrates that spirit.

-DS