Kanehunamoku is a mythical floating island. Two fisherman lost at sea came upon this land of abundance. Here, they discovered breadfruit (ulu) and brought it back fo us.
"According to an etiological Hawaiian myth, the breadfruit originated from the sacrifice of the war god Kū. After deciding to live secretly among mortals as a farmer, Kū married and had children. He and his family lived happily until a famine seized their island. When he could no longer bear to watch his children suffer, Kū told his wife that he could deliver them from starvation, but to do so he would have to leave them. Reluctantly she agreed, and at her word, Kū descended into the ground right where he had stood until only the top of his head was visible. His family waited around the spot he had last been, day and night, watering it with their tears until suddenly, a small green shoot appeared where Kū had stood. Quickly, the shoot grew into a tall and leafy tree that was laden with heavy breadfruits that Kū's family and neighbors gratefully ate, joyfully saved from starvation."
Dietrich Varez personally hand screens and signs each of his brown, monocolor block prints on 80 lb. acid-free bond paper. Paper size is 18" x 24" with image size smaller. Your print of 'Ulu From Kanehunamoku' comes gently rolled in a tube with Dietrich’s biography.
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 09 August, 2011.