Limahana ('Working Hands’) was founded in 2014 by artist Jessica Keʻala Kim as a way to share with the world the sublime and special beauty of Hawaiʻi while honoring her ʻohana through the art of block printing.
To date, Limahana’s work includes artistic collaborations with Mana Magazine, a year-long partnership with Royal Hawaiian Center Magazine to illustrate a series of Hawaiian legends and a logo for Purple Maiʻaʻs Future Ancestors project. Limahana also participated as a vendor in numerous craft fairs and events such as Merrie Monarch and Made in Hawaiʻi for 4 years, and currently has products at the retail store Homegrown in Pearlridge Shopping Center.
Inspired by Hawaiian art, culture, people, nature, and legends, Limahana offers Native Hawaiian-made, originally designed, carved, and stamped block prints on apparel, accessories, and stationery. All block-printed items are hand-carved and hand-stamped by Jessica. Based in Kuliʻouʻou, Oʻahu, our products include dresses, shirts, shawls, and notecards.