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Kula Cloth® Artist Series - 'Mako'
Kula Cloth® Artist Series - 'Mako'

Kula Cloth® Artist Series - 'Mako'

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Ripples on the surface

Hide the depth of the sea

A secret exists

A world not of you or of me

The giants that swim

In the deep of the blue

Their stillness reminds us

Of things that are true

The first time I saw this painting I did a double take... "Wait... that's a PAINTING?!" Yes, why yes it is. This happens to be one of the most shockingly beautiful orca paintings that we've ever seen and we are absolutely beyond thrilled to have it on a Kula. 


About the artist:

Désirée Penner is a self-taught painter and potter who lives in the prairies of Canada with her studio cat Tofino.  Many years ago, she fell in love with the sea and is now devoted to painting the ever-changing colours of the ocean.   Désirée uses her watercolours to invite dialogue about conservation efforts to safeguard these wild spaces and the creatures that call it home.  This Kula depicts Mako, a critically endangered Southern Resident orca who resides in the waters of the Salish Sea around Vancouver Island and Northern Washington.  There's only 73 Southern Resident orcas left in existance.  You can see more of her artwork and pottery on her website or  Instagram

About Kula Cloth®:

Kula has these unique features that make it an extremely intentional piece of gear:

- guaranteed super powers 

- super absorbent (absorbs 10x its weight in water!) and soft 

- advanced silver-infused, antimicrobial fabric 

- eco-friendly non-toxic materials (Bamboo Viscose, Cotton, Organic Cotton, Polyester)

- durable and waterproof 'clean' side so your hand doesn't get wet 

- easily snaps to backpack using plastic snaps

- 'double snap' allows cloth to hang while folded in half (so it doesn't touch pack and/or get dirty on the trail)

- easy to clean or rinse and quick to dry

- retro-reflective thread detail for locating it at night with your headlamp

- size is approx 6x6 inches

- weight per cloth is .63oz 

- proudly made in the USA

For more information about use/care, please read our Kula FAQ here