The Hau plant, also known as the hibiscus tiliaceus, is a tree native to Hawaii and other tropical regions. It is a significant plant in Hawaiian culture and has been used for various purposes throughout history.
In ancient Hawaii, the bark of the Hau tree was used to make clothing, cordage, and fishing nets. The bark was soaked in water, pounded, and then woven into fabric or twisted into cordage. The wood of the Hau tree was also used to make tools and weapons, such as spears and paddles.
In addition to its practical uses, the Hau tree is also considered to be a sacred plant in Hawaiian culture. Its wood was used to make idols and other religious objects, and it was believed to have protective powers. The Hau plant was also used in traditional Hawaiian medicine to treat a variety of ailments, including coughs, colds, and skin conditions.
Today, the Hau plant is still valued for its many uses. Its wood is used to make traditional Hawaiian drums, and its leaves and flowers are sometimes used in lei-making. The Hau tree is also an important part of Hawaiian ecosystems, providing habitat for a variety of animals and helping to prevent soil erosion.
Hau Print Description -
The Hau flower, also known as the Sea Hibiscus, comes from the Hau Tree. Birthing a variety of beautiful colors - pastel yellows, blush pinks, soft oranges, and deep reds. These flowers can be used to create intricate, and vibrant lei. Our Hau motif presents a textured and layered design with a soft yellow flower.