The Hawaiian language was an oral tradition with no written language until the missionary's developed a written alphabet of the Hawaiian language that they heard being spoken in 1822. Out of this came 14 letters that make up the Hawaiian alphabet. Written language was introduced to and embraced by the Hawaiian culture. At one point (in a short amount of time) there was 100% literacy in the islands which was actually a higher percentage then many parts of the "mainland" United States. Part of the culture's embrace of written language resulted in newspapers. There are thousands of pages that have been kept over time with only a fraction of them translated.
I Ho'okahi kahi ke aloha (pronounced "E Hoe-O-ka-hee ka-hee kay aloha) is a phrase that is found in records of some of these original Hawaiian newspapers. The English translation means "Be one in Love".
Enjoy the warmth of this message on our beautiful Tiger wood plaque. Two swaying palm trees affectionately cradle the Hawaiian island chain in a heart as they join in Union.
Plaque measures 6.75 x 5.5 inches. Keyhole on the back allows for hanging on the wall.
Perfect for any celebration of LOVE whether it is simply for the gift of life or a special occasion such as a wedding, honey moon, anniversary etc.
Option to personalize it with Name and date for additional charge.
Please note* The plaque shown in the picture is an example of the one that will be made just for you,
Wood is a natural material so the grain will vary making each plaque unique.
Made with Aloha on Kaua'i :)
Please contact us if you need shipping outside of U.S. for details. Combined shipping available. Let us know if you have any questions! Thank you and Enjoy!