Kāpala
Kāpala
Kāpala
Kāpala
Kāpala
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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. If you have any questions please message me. 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.)