Unco Luther- a hand printed and hand colored shirt
Unco Luther was a close friend of the family and mentored Belsky regarding Hawaiʻi and all things Hawaiian during their relationship. Known as a "kolohe", or rascal, Unco Luther was like no other. Famous Hawaiian musician and film maker Eddie Kamae made a film about Luther's life called One Kine Hawaiian Man. Belsky and his late wife, Moanikeʻala Akaka are also in the award winning documentary. The Unco Luther design is hand printed and then framed in a hand painted brush stroke.
All Belsky's shirts are hand silk-screened using custom earth-friendly inks. All of his colorful designs, are hand painted by the artist himself. Allow for variation, the shirts are hand done, no two can be exactly alike. Two-side printed on natural colored 100% cotton Hanes Tagless Ts, these wearable works of art are preshrunk and available in adult sizes: S, M, L, XL and 2X.
Front print - has the hand colored Unco Luther design (first image below)
Back print - centered in brown ink (about 8 inches wide) is the Six Musicians Kaʻū Makahiki design (second image below)