‘Iwa - The Hawaiian Legend

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‘Iwa - The Hawaiian Legend

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‘Iwa - The Hawaiian Legend Product Description:

The latest contribution of beloved artist Dietrich Varez in interpreting and illustrating the stories from Hawaiian folklore is presented in ‘Iwa - The Hawaiian Legend.

When the fisherman Keaau, renowned for catching octopus, finds two beautiful and rare red cowry shells he thinks they must be a gift from the goddess Hina. After he fashions them into a lure, the octopus swarm to the magical shells and he gathers more than enough to feed his whole village. The bounty is short lived when chief Umi learns of the magical shell lure and demands to have it for himself. Thus begins the tale of how the boy-thief, Iwa, who exhibits the same thieving traits as his namesake, the Great Frigatebird, is invited to the island of Hawaii to retrieve the precious lure. There he encounters the high chief Umi, famous historical ruler of Hawaii Island, who puts Iwa’s talents to the test.

The rich imagery of Hawaii’s diverse environment, its sea life, plants and animals is depicted alongside Varez’s interpretation of the human aspect of this classic tale.

Page Count 54 pages
Publisher Petroglyph Press
Printed in USA
Publish Date April 2015
Dimensions 8.50" x 5.50" x .25"
Author Dietrich Varez
About the Author Dietrich Varez finds inspiration for his art from Hawaiian folklore and the natural beauty of the native ohia forest surrounding his home in Volcano, Hawaii. His original prints are each individually created, hand-cut and produced by the artist himself in his own matchless style. His work is available at the Volcano Art Center, Honolulu Museum of Art, Bishop Museum and Kokee Museum.
Binding Softcover
ISBN 13 9780912180724

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