This Hāpuʻu 'Ilima Mauka to Makai Blue Tote Bag from David Shepard Hawaii is available at Pop-Up Mākeke and is both spacious and lightweight.
The 100% cotton tote bag includes a pocket so that you can put your important belongings in one place and not have to worry about losing them in the bag. It features a colorful and artistic native Hawaiian plant pattern. This stunning bag is sewn and designed in Hawaii on imported fabric and has a limited quantity.
This would be the perfect bag to take to a farmer's market, out on a road trip, on a quick errand run, or even to the beach. It will go great with any casual outfit and is sure to be a welcome addition to your bag collection. Thanks to the spacious design, you can fit more than you think into the handmade bag!
Dimensions: 13" x 13" x 6"
Strap Length: 18" Long
Material: 100% Cotton Jacquard
Note: Due to the handmade nature of this bag, the exact cut of the print is variable. The prints may vary from what is seen in the images.
Machine Washable on a Gentle Cycle and Hang Dry.
From the beaches of Waikīkī to the lush forests of upper Mānoa Valley, this design embodies the range of resources found within this powerful, prosperous, and beautiful ahupua‘a. An ahupua‘a is a traditional land division that encompasses a watershed extending from ma uka to ma kai (mountain to ocean).
Traditionally in Hawai‘i, community boundaries were defined by watersheds that provided all the resources for sustainable living: fish, agriculture, consistent fresh water, and upland forest reserves.
Today, the ahupua‘a of Waikīkī continues to be one of the most abundant and prosperous. This design highlights abundance, displays the importance of balance, and shows the beauty of diversity in the form of contrast. Featured is a sort of yin-yang play between the native Hāpuʻu tree fern found in the mountains and the O‘ahu island flower ‘ilima found growing on the coast.
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