Loʻi Design iPhone Case (iPhone 6-11)

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Artist Malialuika was inspired by the traditional Hawaiian way of cultivating and growing wetland taro. The design uses Hawaiian bamboo stamps (ʻohe kapala) to represent the flow of water in and out of taro patches as it flows down the river to the sea.

So sophisticated was the Loʻi system design that it is referred to as "the highest level of technology and intensity of cultivation of the crop on earth" (Onwueme 1999).

The flowing water keeps taro roots at a suitably cool temperature to prevent rot, while the loʻi act as sedimentation ponds, which keeps the river water clean and flowing. Loʻi also act as growing areas for fresh water shrimp and crayfish, who live in the margins of the ponds. Last but not least, kalo (taro) can remain in the pond for easy retrieval as needed, long after achieving full growth. Removing the leaves and root for eating, the taro can be replanted immediately by sticking the stalk and top of the root back into the mud once more.

This sleek iPhone case protects your phone from scratches, dust, oil, and dirt. It has a solid back and flexible sides that make it easy to take on and off, with precisely aligned port openings.

• BPA free Hybrid Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU) and Polycarbonate (PC) material
• Solid polycarbonate back
• Flexible, see-through polyurethane sides
• .5 mm raised bezel
• Wireless charging compatible

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