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Manaola presents the Pōʻai design honoring the power of divine creation. This portal of time and space represents the three piko – the fontanal, naval, and reproductive centers of the body. These sacred places of energy connect us to the past where we receive insight from our ancestors, ground us to the present where we focus our presence and intention, and guide us into the future where the generations will enter into this earthly realm. The circular symbolism of the pattern mirrors the ʻami, the revolution of the hips in hula (dance). This movement is a representation of creation in and of itself. The dancer is a full embodiment of the poetry and story that is being told and the chants and songs that carry the dance become an access point to the time and place that they were composed. It is that very ceremony of the hula that guides Manaola in his expression and creation of modern day ʻaʻahu (attire) and what inspired this particular design. Found within the circular pattern is the hoʻoniʻoniʻo print which is a geometric style used in ancient stamping often seen in archaic kapa fragments that is made with ’Ohe Kāpala bamboo stamps and lapa kapa liner tools. The use of the hoʻoniʻoniʻo here is an ode to the ancient artistry of these lands and the foundation of kapa making and printing. It is with this remembrance of the ancestral ways of artistic expression that we present Pōʻai to this time with the intention to “hoʻi i ka piko” to return and align to our individual and collective source, center, and divinity.