Print Story : Pāwehe

You may recognize the pāwehe print - it graced the MAMo runway and was a part of our 2017 ready to wear Ho‘oilo (winter) release.

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We re-worked the original artwork into a new pattern - one that pays homage to the roots that inspired the print in the beginning.

Pāwehe is a geometric design presented in a simple, horizontal repetition. It is reminiscent of the early twentieth century ‘ie style weaving of our kūpuna - a style of weaving that is pili to my ‘ohana and our home in particular.

Laid out in a spectrum of watercolor blues, the print’s kaona (underlying symbolism) speaks to wai, it’s ebb and flow, and the giving relationship of twos.

The pāwehe print is available in your favorite modal knit styles and a couple newbies perfect for kauwela (summer) weather.

xo, Anna