MauaMau is an 'Ohana-Owned and Operated small business seeking to bridge our passions for art + education + Hawaiian culture + faith + Aloha ʻĀina through creative products and prints.
Made in Hawai'i---Made by Kanaka ---Made with Aloha


Makaiwa Kanui was raised in Ola'a Mountain View, and currently living in Hilo on Hawai'i island. Her love for art was expressed in her early days through school projects, lei making, drawing, playing Hawaiian music. Makaiwa later graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California with a BA in studio arts and minor in ethnic studies. Makaiwa currently resides in Hilo, Hawai'i and continues her art practice through Mauamau Original Designs. Makaiwa is a local Native Hawaiian artist that is rooted in culture, language,  and aloha 'āina (love for the land). She is a wife to Maika'i Kanui, and a mother of two boys; Kauila & 'Ekemana. As a family they have been standing in protection of Mauna Kea, living most days at Pu'uhonua o Pu'uhuluhulu.