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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 a polyester/rayon viscose blend stretch knit and are available in size Small thru 2XL. # OORTB

    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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    Kanilehua 'I'iwi Racerback Tank Tops

    Hilo i ka ua Kanilehua • Hilo of the Kanilehua rain. The Kanilehua rain, or the rain that patters in the lehua forest, is frequently referred to in the chants and songs of Hilo. Joining the famous Kanilehua rains in this design is the endangered 'I'iwi or Scarlet Hawaiian Honeycreeper. This is one of the most beautiful birds in Hawai'i. It uses its long, sickle-shaped beak to probe for nectar of the Ohi'a Lehua blossoms. The 'i'iwi was valued by Hawaiians for its red feathers, which were used to make feather capes, helmets and other ornaments for the alii, or chiefs. Bird catchers would smear sticky sap on the branches of the Ohi'a and when an 'i'iwi 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.

    Our new racerback tank tops feature our Kanilehua 'I'iwi 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. # KIRTB

    S thru XL - $28.00 2XL - $30.00
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    Mauna Kea Racerback Tank Tops

    'O MAUNAKEA, KUAHIWI, KŪ HA'O I KA MĀLIE • Mauna Kea, Standing alone in the calm

    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. # MKRTB

    S thru XL - $28.00 2XL - $30.00
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