Onipa'a Yarn Bundle
The MANA WĀHINE collection, six knitwear designs inspired by Aotearoa and Hawai’i, is the inaugural series from the AROHA | ALOHA project highlighting the works of modern indigenous makers.
Onipa'a is a beautiful assymetrical shawl with delicate lace and texture motifs. Two lace weight yarns held together, this shawl will look as elegant as it will be soft. Here is how Leila describes her inspiration for this design:
“E ‘onipa’a i ka ‘imi na’auao.” “Be steadfast in the seeking of knowledge”—the motto of Hawai’i’s last reigning monarch, beloved Queen Liliu’okalani. The color of this shawl echoes her most favor- ite flower: the crown flower, giant milkweed. Rendered in motifs are the ‘iwa bird and ‘ōhi’a lehua blossoms, native to my homeland, my kin—cut from the same cloth. ‘Onipa’a: Stand firm, resolute; be true to yourself.
This bundle contains 2 skeins of either Helix or Felix, and 3 skeins of Mohair Silk in the following colorways.
- Quartz Fumé (Felix)
- Bois de Rose (Helix)
- Bone (Felix)
- Smoke (Helix)
- Stone (Felix)
Photo credit: Leila Raven