DAVID SHEPARD - Nesting Albatross Aloha Shirt

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Mōlī (Laysan Albatross) live long lives at sea, spending most of it far from land. Albatross are the kinolau (physical manifestation) of Lono, god of peace and rain. They are harbingers of the Makahiki winter rainy season. Each makahiki season, the arrival of mōlī are reminders of a season of peace, rain and growth.

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.

*Models are wearing a size L

THE STORY BEHIND THE DESIGN

Mōlī (Laysan Albatross) live long lives at sea, spending most of it far from land, kept airborne by wind currents. On O’ahu they arrive every winter breeding season to mate and nest at Ka‘ena Point. According to Hawaiian oral tradition, this western most place is where spirits depart from at death, following the setting sun. Albatross are the kinolau (physical manifestation) of Lono, god of peace and rain. They are harbingers of the Makahiki winter rainy season. Albatross live always at sea, landing only to raise a single egg each season. Each makahiki season, the arrival of the mōlī are reminders of a season of peace, rain, and growth. Each makahiki season new life is hatching at Ka‘ena Point.

- DS