Wai Aka Finger Loop Key Chain
Wai aka is translated as water reflection in ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi. I love the criss-crossing geometry of this print. I think of it as a broken reflection, interupted by wind, animals, or peopleʻs footsteps.
Dominant Dye: Indigo
Although I still favor ‘Uki‘uki, a native plant that has berries that make a vibrant blue that fades to a silver gray, Iʻve started growing and using Indigo as a more permanent blue. Itʻs tricky though, and Iʻm still learning!
Pūkoʻa Studios Product Mana‘o:
Metals are gold or silver plated brass or stainless steel unless otherwise noted.
Kapa is a sustainable textile made from Native Hawaiian and other natural materials. Taking care of it will ensure longevity, but with substantial wear these pieces will begin to fade, degrade and can eventually be composted.
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Kapa making is an intensive native process done entirely by hand. Each piece is handcrafted starting in the garden to hand cutting and assembling. While pieces may share similarities, no two are identical. If you place an order for an item that has multiple variations pictured, you will receive one of the pictured variations.
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