Ulana means to weave, knit, or braid. There is such a rich and deep tradition of Ulana throughout Hawai‘i and all of Polynesia...and the world! The more I learn about Wauke fiber, the more ulana I want to learn.
I use this name for a number of different prints, all of which represent weaving or braiding.
I also use a number of different dyes.
Dominant Dye: Mahogany Bark, ‘Olena,
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.