Flour Sack Kitchen Tea Towel "Lehua and Ohia's Baby with the Ulu (breadfruit)"
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Flour Sack "Lehua and Ohia's Baby with the Ulu (breadfruit)" Kitchen Tea Towel. Mina poured her prayers into this design, hoping to make the dreams of women who desire to have a baby come true. She incorporated the symbolism of Ulu (breadfruit) and the Kanji character 子授, which means pregnancy.
The legend of Hawaii: The Ohia tree and the Lehua blossom.
The legend states that one day, Pele met a handsome warrior named Ohia and asked him to marry her. However, Ohia had already pledged his love to Lehua. Pele became furious when Ohia turned down her marriage proposal, so she transformed him into a twisted tree. Lehua, naturally, was heartbroken. The gods took pity on Lehua and deemed it unjust to separate Ohia and Lehua. Consequently, they transformed Lehua into a flower on the Ohia tree, ensuring that the two lovers would forever remain united. Thus, according to Hawaiian folklore, plucking this flower symbolizes the separation of the lovers and that day it will rain.
DETAILS: One 100% Cotton Flour Sack Towel
=The high-quality. Heavy-weight cotton fabric. Extremely absorbent.=
- Prewashed and Preshrunk
- Heavyweight fabric
- Made in Indian
- Laundered and processed in the USA
- Printed in California with natural Non-Toxic water-based ink
- Size: Approximate 16"x 36" ( 40.5cm x 91cm)
*As each item is printed by hand, the placement of colors and patterns may differ slightly from the photos. If you would like to view the pattern of the item that we'll send you, please let us know. We'll send you a photo. Please note that colors may appear slightly different on your computer screen.
Flour Sack Towels - Then and Now
From the 1850s to the 1950s, everything from flour, sugar, chicken feed, sausage, and even voting ballots was packaged in tightly woven cotton bags known as 'FLOUR SACKS.' Thrifty housewives would wash and bleach the sacks, then cut and sew them into underwear, pillowcases, toys, dresses, and, most commonly, kitchen towels. These towels are highly absorbent and lint-free, and their popularity has been passed down from mother to daughter. Today, in the United States, they are known as nostalgic towels used by grandmothers.
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Mina Wilcox's Art
The images captured in Mina Wilcox's art are from the imaginary "Poe Poe island" of the Hawaiian Islands and Polynesian culture. They are her travel journal about the scenic beauty of Poe Poe island and the people's relaxed lifestyle. Welcome to her deeply tropical and humorous world!
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