Hawaii "Kanaka Maoli" Flag
🏴 3' x 4.5' Hawaii "Kanaka Maoli" Flag with grommets and double stitched edges to reduce fraying.
✍️ The Design: For our "Better State Flag" series, the flag of Hawaii was an easy one. The "Kanaka Maoli" flag design was created in 1993 by Uncle Louis “Buzzy” Agard, published in the book He Alo a He Alo as a short essay called “A Pro Active Symbol.” It has grown into a popular symbol of pre-colonial Hawaiian identity and we proudly support native Hawaiian heritage.
🔲 "I like this but I want a sticker, not a flag." We got you covered!
A few months after starting Flags For Good, I realized I could fulfill my childhood dream of redesigning bad US State flags. So that's what I'm doing!
Our flags are durable 200D polyester (most flags you'll find on the internet are cheap ~75D). In our testing, we selected 200D as the perfect flag material; anything heavier doesn't fly well and the "back" doesn't get enough ink, anything lighter feels cheap and wont last very long.
We print this flag as a one-sided print and make sure that the back has ample (around 90%) bleed-through.
Each flag is folded by hand on our dining room table and ready to be used on a flag pole, boat, hung on a wall, or to proudly march with.
Most people believe this design to be the original flag of the Hawaiian Kingdom and created by our first mōʻī kāne (king), Kamehameha I. Mahalo (thanks) for sharing the true history of this design in the description, as our design of the Kingdom’s flag has very deep meaning and should not be overshadowed by a newer one. Although it has no deep connection with our history, this flag has become a symbol of unity for kānaka maoli (true natives) of Hawaiʻi. I would love to see if you could incorporate our kingdom’s flag and maybe our royal flag into your site as well.