The 'Ama'u is a fern native to Hawaii and most commonly seen growing on or near paths through lava flows in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The slow-growing fern is often tinged red or reddish-brown when young, a way of preventing sun damage during early development. Fronds from the fully grown plant were traditionally used for roof thatching and in the production of a local textile called kapa cloth.
Matted Prints: Order a print ready to be framed! Prints are mounted with a BLACK acid-free mat with a bright white bevel and white backing board. If you would prefer a white mat, please use the "note to seller" option on the final checkout page to request it. Prints are produced using archival inks and papers. Under normal conditions, your prints will retain their original appearance without fading or color shifting for 70 years. As with any piece of art, take care not to expose the image to high levels of moisture or sunlight. Displaying your print in a location with normal humidity levels and minimum exposure to ultraviolet light will allow you to enjoy the print for many years.