Inspired by the original Tahitian "pareau" or "pareo", Kahala introduced this famous print in the 1960s. As early as 1810, this cotton fabric came from Tahiti and left its impressions on many artists and traveled royalty. French painter Paul Gaugin painted many of his primitive lifestyle pieces with women draped in the bold and colorful pareos. Today the pareo print is an icon, made all the more famous by the success of Kahala's print. This style is reverse printed for a subdued color effect.
100% cotton broadcloth
Short sleeve shirt
Full button front
Made in Hawaii, USA
Image and description courtesy of Kahala