This design pays tribute to the fern, a plant with which there is a special connection in many territories.
The name of the design, fento, refers to one of the names by which the fern is known in Galicia, where the fern is one of the most characteristic Galician plants and part of one of the oldest traditions to scare away witches or “meigas”.
For this design the Galoha creative artistic team used the black background and the white color on the fern leaves to capture its symbolism. On the one hand, black shows the mystery that surrounds this plant, and on the other hand, white, to show the humility and sincerity with which it is also recognized. Combining black and white in the pattern, an elegant appearance was sought from a plant that is very simple. The 'Fento' design is the first time black has been used for a Galoha shirt.
STYLE: Floral – Aloha, Hawaii
The print of the 'Fento' shirt is inspired by the floral style of the Aloha shirt from Hawaii. This Hawaiian style captures the essence of Hawaii's vegetation, so present throughout its eight islands. Her prints predominantly feature flowers such as lily and hibiscus, as well as plants such as monstera delicious and rhapis excelsa. The floral Hawaiian shirt is one of the most iconic Aloha styles and, possibly, along with the scenic one, the most identifying of what is understood as a Hawaiian shirt outside of Hawaii.
Photo: (1) Monstera plant, (2) Coast of Oahu, Hawaii, (3) Sunset in Waikiki
The fern is a plant without flowers or seeds, notable for its large, usually pine-shaped leaves. The fern is found in all types of humid forests in the north and west of the Iberian Peninsula as well as in mountain undergrowth, or in shaded areas and ravines, in the Mediterranean region.
The fern is recognized as a symbol of humility, sincerity and mystery. It plays certain roles in folklore and has social, symbolic and ritual uses. Although they are not of great economic importance, they are used as food, medicine, as biofertilizer, as ornamental plants and to remediate contaminated soils.