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Moon of Manakoora Beach Towel
Moon of Manakoora Beach Towel
Moon of Manakoora Beach Towel

Brad Parker

Moon of Manakoora Beach Towel

$ 19.99 $ 10.00

Stylish Tiki Art by Big Island artist Brad "Tiki Shark" Parker. 

Fiber Reactive Dye
30" x 60" 
100% Cotton

"The MOON of MANAKOORA”
Towel featuring the painting "The Moon of Manakoora".
"The Moon of Manakoora" is a romantic mix of a pop-culture movie, a vintage love song, a full-moon rave I used to attend on the Big Island, and TIKI culture. All wrapped up with some modern day graphic design and laid out as a swanky beach towel. 
 
Highlights are:
• The 1937 film “The Hurricane” where Dorothy Lamour croons the love-song "The Moon of Manakoorah" to her star-crossed Polynesian lover… just before a massive tropical storm wipes the “Island of Manakoorah” off the face of the Pacific forever! 
• The painting shows my own Big Island Full-Moon party experiences, my inebriated memories of full-moon raves on the beach, and local myths & legends.
• All covered with a twilight VOG (Volcanic Fog) of the Mystery-History of TIKI. 

The Moon of Manakoora is a painting named after a song from the famous 1937 film; "The Hurricane". The song is sung by Dorthy Lamour.  The movie was the first one ever shot on location in the South-Seas. It's a tale of Star-Crossed lovers, plus a monster hurricane which wipes the island of "Manakoora" off the face of the big blue Pacific Ocean. 

"Manakoora" is roughly translated to mean "Magical Knowledge"; "Mana" meaning "magical or spiritual power" and "Kuu-rah" meaning "Lore" or "Body of Knowledge". Upshot is the moon has magical powers, and you can ask it to make your true love come to you. 

Like Dorthy Lamour sings:
"The Moon of Manakoora filled night,
with magic Polynesian charms.
The moon of Manakoora came in sight,
and brought you to my eager arms."