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Papio/Ulua, giclee print by Carol Araki Wyban.
Papio or crevally are strong, high speed predators. They are prized fish. At ten pounds, they are called ulua. Hawaiians likened the ulua to a strong man or a warrior. Ulua are used ceremonially as offerings to the gods at temples.
Dimensions: Framed 14.5″ x 11.5″
To learn more about Carol and her artistic process visit her bio page here.
This giclee print is part of the collection of Fish Common to Lokoea:
All fishponds have a complex ecosystem. These are just a few of the fish grown in Lokoea. We ate heartily of all the fish, crab, and shrimp, except for 'o'pu, which are sacred to Volcano goddess Pele.