Aku, tee-shirt design by Nelson and Kainoa Makua


Aku, tee-shirt design by Nelson and Kainoa Makua

Color: Navy


One of the best known traditional stories is that of the coming to Hawaii of Paʻao, a chief of “Kahiki.” He quarreled with his brother, Lonopele, who, by supernatural powers, sent storms after Paʻao. But a school of aku appeared, “and rose to the surface with a roaring sound,” and by swimming about calmed the water. Lonopele brought on a second storm which threatened to swamp the canoes, and again a school of fish appeared in response to prayers of Paʻao, this time the ʻopelu fish and the waters were made smooth again, and so Paʻao and his company arrived in Hawaii. To honor these two fish they were made kapu to Paʻao and his company, as well as kapu to all Hawaiians for a few months each year. The kapu protected these fish from overfishing and from being killed during their spawning seasons insuring their survival. -Makua Designs

Our tees feature our original Aku design printed on the front and back of the tee. They are 100% pre-shrunk combed cotton jersey knit and are available in size small- XL


Short Sleeve


Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2XL

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