Lyda Liu from Keiki Kruisers presents playful Hawaiian design t-shirts for children! With Keiki Fest right around the corner we thought this would be the perfect vendor. Choose from pipi kane, lio, honu, pua, and mano prints. Whether you wear them to the park, to school, to the beach, or just hanging out at home, these happy Hawaiian designs will make every kid smile! Lyda, from Waimea, Hawaii, creates her unique children’s tees just for Parker Ranch Store.
Palaka Hawaiian for “plaid,” palaka is the fabric from England that was used for making plantation worker shirts in the 1900s. A short or long sleeved shirt with the plaid design woven into the fabric, the palaka shirt is still worn by Hawaiian cowboys (paniolo) and musicians today, and represents an important aspect of Hawaii culture. Look for palaka shirts when visiting Parker Ranch on the Big Island.