MO‘OLELO: The salt pans of Ka‘ākaukukui were an excellent place to gather pili grass for the thatching of houses, which may have led to the modern ‘ili name for Kaka‘ako (prepare the thatching.) The current urban district we now call Kaka‘ako is significantly larger than the traditional area of the same name, which is described in mid-19th century documents and maps as a small ‘ili. The pattern tells the story with the overlay of new and old, building stories of community and people.

Kaka‘ako Tote & Pouch

  • Our tote bag & pouch is made of ivory cotton canvas with rolled cow-hide leather handles. The interior of the tote is cotton lined with side pockets and a brass magnetic enclosure. The pouch is also cotton lined with a brass zipper. With double lined canvas, this tote bag is sturdy to take on the busy wahine lifestyle. The tote bag measures at 19”W x 13”H x 7”D; pouch is 8"W x 6"H x 3"D.


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