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KANIAKAPŪPŪ Midnight Lehua Mamo Aloha Shirt

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This KANIAKAPŪPŪ Midnight Lehua Mamo Aloha Shirt from David Shepard Hawaii is available at Pop-Up Mākeke and is the perfect addition to your wardrobe collection.

The fabric is soft, light, naturally breathable, and durable. The beautiful aloha shirt has real coconut buttons and a left chest pocket that matches the print. It is made with a limited quantity print and is designed, cut, and sewn in Hawai'i on imported fabric. 

You can add a pop of color to your wardrobe with this men's shirt. It is perfect to wear with shorts or any type of pants. Whether you are going to a fancy party or a casual get-together, you can wear this shirt and fit right in on both occasions. 

Features: 

  • Materials: 98% Cotton Poplin with 2% Elastane
  • Hand-Drawn Fabric Prints
  • Note: The Model is wearing a size medium.

The Story Behind the Design

Kaniakapūpū means “the singing of the land shells” in Hawaiian. Featured in this print are kāhuli snails, ’ōhi’a lehua bursting into flower, and nectar-feeding i’iwi birds. This print has layers of meaning, or ‘kauna’: The songs of the snails bring Hawai’i into being.

Kaniakapūpū is the name of the summer palace of Kamehameha III, who said in 1843, ‘ua mau ke ea o ka ’aina i ka pono’ or ‘the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.’ The Hawai’i state motto to this day.