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KĀKO'O MAUI: King Kahekili T-shirt

KĀKO'O MAUI: King Kahekili T-shirt

Mahalo to Brook Kapukuniahi Parker for his generous donation of the artwork featuring Kahekili. The majority of Brook’s art portrays the deep love and admiration he has for his ancestors. His specialty is the kū or the masculine paintings of warriors in battle scenes and kings.

From the Artist:


By Brook Kapukuniahi Parker –

Kahekilinuiahumanu was born in circa 1737 and becomes ruling chief of Maui following the death of his older brother Kamehamehanuiailuau. They were the sons of Kekaulike and Kekuiapoiwa. He also had two sisters, one of them Kalola eventually would become the wife of Kahekili’s adversary High Chief Kalaniopu’u of Hawaii Island.  He is referred to by historians as intelligent, resourceful, and brave. He loved solitude, had two wives but lived in isolation from them, associating with them occasionally. Suspicious of everyone, he sometimes walked at night through the villages in secret to see if anyone was talking rebellion or negatively about him. He was also a very cunning and a brilliant strategist in the art of war. He was constantly at war with Kalaniopu’u from Hawaii Island. At times he would be very cruel and vicious in battle but then gracious and forgiving on other occasions.

To read Kahekili's biography, click here.

Product Details:

Our ultimate classic tee - soft, premium 100% combed ring-spun cotton.
  • Classic crew fit
  • 100% Cotton Jersey
  • Adult size 

Care Instructions:

  • Machine wash cold.
  • Only non-chlorine bleach when needed.
  • Tumble dry low.
  • Do not iron decoration.

Learn more about Uncle Brook here or follow on Instagram.

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