UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION – Hawaiinuiakea Silent Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 1, 2021 11:59 PM HST


Pullover Sig & Scotch Aloha Shirt

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Estimated Value
$120 USD
$130 USD to jkb2232b3

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION (tax ID 990085260) on behalf of the winner.

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12  -  Bid History

Item Description

Pullover Sig & Scotch Aloha Shirt
E Ola Koa print
Ruby Red fabric with Maize ink
size - XL

I Ka hookewai ka lau koa When the koa leaf drips
Ola Ka Mole The tap root lives

This olelo noeau was gutted to us by Aunty Pua Kanahele at the request of Kahao. He was inspired by her telling of the self-sustainability of the Koa tree and created this combination of the rain and the Koa branches. The tiny Koa seedling will grow to become the largest tree in the Hawaiian forest. When young, the new leaves have yet to produce their petioles ( the distinct curved shape). The name speaks of “growing ones roots strong and firm; only then will you be able to care for all neighbors.” The shape of the Koa leaf petiole helps to pull moisture from the air and direct it to fall back under its canopy. This encourages it to grow, and at the same time provides a nurturing environment. The understory beneath a Koa tree is known to be one of shelter, allowing all to be safe and healthy. E Ola Koa! Live as a Koa tree!

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