Inspired both native Hawaiian and local Hawaii culture, our bamboo muslin kapa moe are one of the most popular items in our shop! This kapa moe features a design by Kaulumaika. In Hawaiian, Kapa Moe means blanket. These oversized swaddle blankets are designed to grow with your keiki and even be useful to an adult who might just fall in love with the design!
This extremely soft and light weight blanket makes an easy gift and is a must have item for a new baby! These blankets are perfect for all uses from swaddling, nursing cover ups, nap time blankets, beach towels, and imaginative play (think forts and capes).
When I approached Emily about this lei design, I wanted something that would capture the feeling of what unites us as a people of Hawaii. I wanted it to be colorful...To me, color always brings that feeling of happiness, something we all need during this tough year of 2020. What started off as colors representing the islands (yes I know, not really "Hawaiian" but something that many of us grow up learning in school here for May Day) bloomed into this beautiful rainbow of colors.
Mahalo once again to Emily from Kaʻulumaika who has continued to bring my vision to life.
Hidden in this design is an olelo noeau (Hawaiian proverb), by Mary Kawena Pukui, that I kept coming across as Emily and I spoke about adding one.
"Ua ao Hawaii ke olino nei malamalama."
Hawaii is enlightened, for the brightness of day is here.
Olelo Noeau #2773
Lei in this Swaddle:
1. Ohia Lehua
4. Maile and Mokihana
- 70% Bamboo 30% cotton muslin
- 47" x 47"
- 2 layers
- Wash cold on the delicate cycle.
- Tumble dry on low or line dry.
- Bamboo muslin is delicate and can snag easily. Do not wash with velcro or items with hooks that it can get caught on.
**Actual colors may vary. This is due to the fact that every computer monitor or phone has a different capability to display colors and that everyone sees these colors differently.**