Pāpale "E mau aku"
Kaʻulumaika was started because I desired as a soon-to-be mother and recently married woman to be closer to my Native Hawaiian identity and give my own children opportunities to learn that I never had.
ʻUlumaika is the stone used in a Hawaiian game called maika - The object of the sport was to roll the disk-shaped stone with great strength towards the endgoal or sometimes just roll it to see how far you could get it to go. Like the ever moving ʻulumaika disk, let us always move towards our goal: to perpetuate Hawaiian Language and Culture forever. E mau aku. E mau aku ka ʻike Hawaii!
"E mau aku." means to continue on forever. It is a phrase that I hope can apply to many situations in our lives, but in the context of Kaʻulumaika, it is our hope as a family and community that Hawaiian Language and ʻike Hawaii can continue on forever! Continually being perpetuated from our kūpuna to our keiki.
This is an adult sized hat with an adjustable strap in the back that has a buckle and a snap button and then tucks back into the hat. Not a trucker style hat.