Lauae Fern Hand Towel in White
The Towel: White cotton tea towel with green Laua'e (fern) blockprint artwork.
Lauaʻe, a native Hawaiian fern, is characterized by its fragrant smell, which is reminiscent of maile, and by the round spores that often dot its leaves. Lauaʻe is used for hula adornments, lei, and to add a pleasant scent to kapa cloth. These lovely towels would be equally at home in your kitchen or bathroom.
The Story: Created by artist Palapala (Barbara) Chung. Her company is based in Maui, Hawaii where she designs and carves original blockprints of Hawaiian motifs and subjects, combining them with contemporary form and function. The images are flora and fauna found on the islands or subjects related to important aspects of Hawaiian culture. Palapala’s artwork is inspired by her love of Hawai’i – the ocean, the hula and the Hawaiian culture.
The Details: 20 x 28 inches, 100% cotton. Care Instructions: Machine wash warm, tumble dry medium. Do not iron directly on image.