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Aloha Shirt

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Item #: 253.00.0
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About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:

Aloha Shirt

The Back Story:

Aloha Shirt

This is an image of a genuine, vintage Hawaiian shirt, dated 1940, considered one of the finest of original American folk art. It has a traditional hibiscus, ukulele and lei pattern with periodic Hawaiian words, like “Aloha” scattered throughout. Aloha is the Hawaiian word that extends the warmth, friendliness, and pride of the Hawaiian people to their islands’ visitors. It is difficult to imagine that clothing could capture the essence of a word, but the traditional Hawaiian shirt symbolized the aloha spirit so much that in 1936, a shirt maker named Ellery J. Chun coined the term “Aloha Shirt”. That term stuck and the genuine Hawaiian Aloha shirt is now regarded as a work of art and avidly sought out by collectors.