Nā Iʻa ʻOno Ē
In the early 1980s, the ʻAha Pūnana Leo preschool system was created to save ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) by nurturing a new generation of native speakers. Several children’s songs were composed for the school, including, “Nā Iʻa ʻOno Ē.” This mele speaks of the delectable sea creatures that Native Hawaiians gather for food. With the blessing from the mele’s composers, we showcase the delicacies of the sea in this print: manini, ʻopihi, kala, wana, puhi, weke, and heʻe! These species are commonly found in Hawaiʻi’s tidal and nearshore waters.
A portion of the sale proceeds from this print will be donated to ʻAha Pūnana Leo.
This print was created in partnership with Kaille Harris, an incredibly talented watercolor and digital artist and owner of Under the Moon.