Maiʻa Earrings - small rectangle
Mai‘a is Banana in Hawaiian language. this print uses the cut stump of the banana stalk, revealing beautiful concentric rings reminiscent of water droplets. It is a favorite natural stamp for many artists, students, and teachers here in Hawaii. I learned it from my kapa students at Pope Elementary School!
Dominant Dye: Logwood
A woodworker friend of mine discovered this color when his hands turned brown while working with this wood. He donated a bag of sawdust to me. Logwood goes from purple to brown to black.
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.
All products sold by Pūkoʻa Studios are one of a kind.
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.
All sales final, exchanges available for damaged or faulty items. No guarantee that item received will share all characteristics of original item.