This Coconut Flower, Fruit, & Fronds Men's Aloha Shirt is made from fabric that is soft, naturally breathable, and durable. It has real coconut buttons for this button-down shirt plus a button on the back of the collar.
The Story Behind the Design
Coconut or Niu has a Hawaiian saying or ʻōlelo noʻeau, 'Ka wai lewa i ka makani' or 'The water which sways in the breeze.' Water is often symbolic of wealth, and the heavens, the region above, here provides blessings.
This print tells the life cycle or the genealogy of the coconut palm and its fruit. Like a series of Russian dolls, each of us contains within us the multitudes of both our ancestors and the seed and nourishment for future generations. Similarly, the coconut contains multitudes. The coconut provides nourishment for both people and of the embryo within the coconut. The fruit is capable of withstanding long ocean voyages as it protects future generations within its husk. It is central to pacific cultures, allowing them to voyage and prosper.