Ulana (weaving) was once such a highly developed skill that many of the pieces rendered by artistic Hawaiian women of old are considered works of art today. The ulana heritage links our ancestral Pacific islanders from traditional practices carried forward in modern Hawai‘i by a contemporary artists. Through the use of mediums like lau hala, ʻieʻie and makaloa, many modern Hawaiʻi weavers work to perpetuate this ancient art. In days past, every Hawaiian family had at least one nimble-fingered person who could make useful, attractive objects. Apprentice weavers, typically young girls, learned from elder relatives how to make mats, baskets, bedding, fans and thatch. Multipurpose lauhala mats were essential to daily life: used to carry harvests of vegetables and sea salt, cover the imu (underground oven) and catch the wind as canoe sails.
Made from absorbent light-weight suede microfiber that's impossibly soft to the touch yet extremely durable and fast drying, these stylish, microbe resistant, 100% suede microfiber towels are sand-resistant, a great way to dry off after a morning surf session, a hard workout at the gym, working in the field, staying dry on the snow slopes or a simple topper for your yoga mat. Towels are sized at 72" by 30".