The Flaming Lily, Zimbabwe’s National Flower, a vine that loves to crawl and hang. Unfortunatley it’s becoming extinct due to it’s recent popularity. 45″ x 45″ Design and Copyright John Serrao
Canoe Paddling is one of very few Hawaiian Sports that is competitively practiced today. Competing in different divisions from Keiki, to High School , as well as adult and Senior canoe clubs it is an amazing sport that is seeped in old Hawaiian traditions. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao
Yes, John’s design does have sails on his canoe because the canoes were also used for fishing as well as travel.
Click on the link for an amazing look into Hawaiian Canoe Paddling. http://www.hawaiilife.com/articles/2012/09/outrigger-canoe-paddling/
The Kahili Ginger is grown through out the Hawaiian Islands but unfortunately it is highly invasive and is slowly taking over Hawaii’s native plants. It was named the Kahili Ginger because it looked very similar to Hawaii’s Royal Standard. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/js649-bk7
John created this design not only to look like the beautiful Kahili Blossoms but also Hawaii’s Royal Feather Standards.
My mom Poakalani was a great story teller. She loved to talk about “HER” good old days; especially growing up with her sister Danette and cousin Francene and of course her home on School Street. She would reminisce about how they would dare each other to walk through Oahu cemetery at night and pick the Make Man flowers that grew there. Of course my mom would always win because she was never afraid of that cemetery believing her family who were buried there would keep her safe. And the Make Man(Dead Man) flower… was the plumeria blossoms given that nick name only because it grew in many of the island cemeteries. 45″ x 45″ Designed by John Serrao/ js636-bk6