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    Ulu Racerback Tank Tops

    Ulu or breadfruit, was one of the few plants the early Polynesians brought with them to Hawai'i. It provided everything the Hawaiian's needed to survive. Ulu had many uses, the wood was utilized for poi boards, the young buds were used as medicine and the sticky sap was used to capture the colorful native birds for their feathers, and of course Ulu was also a main food source. There is a legend about the Hawaiian war god Kuka'ilimoku. During a time of famine, he buried himself in the ground to emerge again as an ulu tree. "Eat some, feed our kids," he told his wife and thus saved his family from starvation. It's immense usefulness to Hawaiians have made it an immortal symbol of Hawai'i.

    Our new racerback tank tops feature our Monstera design printed on the front with our Nā Mākua logo on the back collar. They are a polyester/rayon viscose blend stretch knit and are available in size Small thru 2XL. # ULRTP

    S thru XL - $28.00 2XL - $30.00
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    Kalo Racerback Tank Tops

    The life of Kanaka Maoli is tied closely with kalo. Kalo is believed to have the greatest life force of all foods. According to the Kumulipo, the creation chant, kalo grew from the first-born son of Wakea (sky father) and Papa (earth mother), through Wakea's relationship with his daughter, Ho`ohokulani. Together they birthed a son named Haloanakalaukapalili, who was stillborn. He was buried and out of his body grew the kalo plant. They then had another son, healthy and strong, and he was also called Haloa, the namesake of his older brother. Haloa tended to his older brother, and the kalo grew abundantly. By Haloa's hand, the land became fertile. He was the first Hawaiian of whom all Hawaiian people are descended from.

    Our new racerback tank tops feature our kalo design printed on the front with our Nā Mākua logo on the back collar. They are a polyester/rayon viscose blend stretch knit and are available in size Small thru 2XL. # KORTR

    S thru XL - $28.00 2XL - $30.00
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    Manu 'Ō'ō Racerback Tank Tops

    The Manu 'Ō'ō was glossy black with yellowish tufts and plumes. It was valued by Hawaiians for its golden feathers, which were used to make feather capes, helmets and other ornaments for the ali'i. Bird catchers would smear sticky sap on the branches of the Ohi'a and when an 'Ō'ō landed on the sap it would be held fast in the sticky trap. The feathers were then carefully plucked, only removing a few at a time and then the bird was released unharmed. The Manu 'Ō'ō is now believed to be extinct, with it's last known sighting in 1934 on the slopes of Mauna Loa.

    Our Nā Mākua Tops tops feature our new Manu 'Ō'ō design printed on the front and our Nā Mākua Logo on the back collar. They are 100% Cotton French Terry knit and are available in size Small thru 2XL. # OORTB

    S thru XL - $30.00 2XL - $33.00
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    Kapa O Ke Kai Racerback Tank Tops

    Kapa O Ke Kai - Kapa of the Sea.

    Our Nā Mākua Tops tops feature our new Kapa O Ke Kai design printed on the front and our Nā Mākua Logo on the back collar. They are 100% Cotton French Terry knit and are available in size Small thru 2XL. # KKRTB

    S thru XL - $30.00 2XL - $33.00
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    Kiele Racerback Tank Tops

    Kiele, more commonly known as Gardenia, is a highly fragrant flowering plant that is very popular in Hawaiian gardens. The gardenia is a favorite flower for corsages and cut flower arrangements because its flowers along with it's fragrance last several days in water. Flowers can be either single or doubles. They were popularized in a famous song "Lei Kiele" by Aunty Lena Machado, the songbird of Hawai'i.

    Our Nā Mākua Racerback tops feature our new Kiele design printed on the front and our Nā Mākua Logo on the back collar. They are a 100% Cotton French Terry knit and are available in size Small thru 2XL. # KERTP

    S thru XL - $28.00 2XL - $30.00
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    Hi'iaka i ka poli o Pele Racerback Tank Tops

    Hi'iaka i ka poli o Pele • Hi'iaka in the bosom of Pele.

    In Hawaiian legend Hiʻiaka was conceived in Tahiti, but carried by Pele in the form of an egg to Hawaiʻi, until born here in Puna. From this, she earned her full name, Hiʻiaka-i-ka-poli-o-Pele: "Hiʻiaka in the bosom of Pele". Hiʻiaka was Pele's youngest and favorite sister, as well as the patron goddess of Hawaiʻi, hula dancers, chant, sorcery and medicine.

    This design depicts the many aspects of Puna, home of Pele with the fragrance of the hala and lehua in the winds and the ongoing battle between the lava and the sea. inspired by a ‘ōlelo no‘eau about the Puna district. ” Hune one o Paia‘ala, ‘Āina Kilohana a ka Wahine,” which translates to, “The sands of Paia‘ala, now a revered prize land of Pele.”

    Our Nā Mākua Racerback Tank Tops feature our new Hi'iaka i ka poli o Pele design printed on the front and our Nā Mākua Logo on the back collar. They are a 100% Cotton French Terry knit and are available in size Small thru 2XL. # HPRTB

    S thru XL - $30.00 2XL - $33.00
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