Ukulele block print features a koa tree in the background and kukui and ilima flower leis.
Beginning in 1878, workers were brought from Spain and Portugal to work Hawaiian sugar cane fields. Immigrants from the Madeiran Islands brought with them a small four-stringed instrument called the machete, which evolved into the Hawaiian ʻukulele. The origin of the name is debated; one common translation is “jumping flea”– perhaps a way to describe the motion of the musician’s hand.
Pillow cover: rich dark brown body trimmed in black, red/brown Ukulele block print with brown trim
Cotton – Hand wash cold, line dry, iron if needed