This washi was inspired by local lei stands, where strands of lei hang for customers to enjoy and purchase for various special occasions.
Kupaloke or Tuberose (Polianthes Tuberosa) was brought to Hawaiʻi from Mexico. Often sewn in single strands, then layered upon themselves, or paired with other flowers this local treasure is an intensely fragrant flower. An original design by Kea Peters of Kākou Collective - our signature gold foil kupaloke washi tape.
Kākou Collective is the studio of Native Hawaiian mother and artist, Kea Peters. Born and raised in ʻEwa Beach on the island of Oʻahu, she graduated from the Kamehameha Schools Kapālama in 2007. Kea (a former freelance graphic artist) has been part of the local design industry in Hawaiʻi since 2010. Kākou Collective is to create and share authentic artistic expression that inspire creators to connect with the cultural values, traditions, and communities of Hawaiʻi. Designed and made in the USA.