I recently made this hula pa’u for my Etsy shop. It somehow captured my heart. I love the colors bleeding from a bright yellow to a vibrant red. At first I found the white to be shocking. In my mind I saw it as black, but now I’m glad I had imagined it wrong as I think, if black, it would have been much too dark. There are many legends about the rivalry between Pele, the goddess of the volcanoes and Poli’ahu, the snow goddess of Mauna Kea. But, I think in this pattern, the two find a common ground. I think this pa’u will be filled with mana. The woman who bought the pa’u feels it. I think she will be inspired to dance like never before.