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IAO VALLEY - SHORT SLEEVE

IAO VALLEY - SHORT SLEEVE

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Part of our Maui Series, our shirt design of the sacred Iao Valley, pays tribute to the state monument that has great historical significance.

 

It was in Iao Valley in 1790, at the Battle of Kepaniwai, where King Kamehameha I clashed with Maui's army. The King was pursuing his bold quest to unite all of the Hawaiian islands.

Iao Needle served as a lookout point during the ferocious battle. Kamehameha’s defeat of Maui's forces changed the course of Hawaiian history. The sacred valley became kapu (forbidden) to all but Hawaiian royalty. Sheer walls around Iao Valley provided a burial site for Hawaii’s royalty (ali’i) for centuries.

The Iao Needle is one of the most sacred places on the entire island of Maui. The needle was believed to be a physical representation of the Hawaiian god of the ocean, Kanaloa.

Today, Iao Valley State Park is a 4000 acre landmark with paved walkways and hiking trails with lush views of the iconic valley.


All of our shirts are 100% Polyester, Moisture Wicking, Odor Resistant, and UPF44+ (Sun Protection)

Our original designs are created here on Maui, pressed on the back with our Shaka Apparel logo embroidered on the front.

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