Muumuu, or mui mu’o, is a long loose dress of Hawaiian original that hangs down from the shoulders and resembles a long robe with a frilly collar. Like the hanau dress, muumu exports are usually brightly colored with vibrant floral designs of Polynesian generic themes. Muumus, which are native to Hawaii, are also more modest in nature. Muumus are made with bright colors to attract tourists to visit the Islands of Hawaii. Muumus for international tourists are usually bright colors with unique floral designs. Muumuu has been a favorite export of Hawaii to various countries including United States, Canada, Japan, Europe, Australia, Africa, Australia, India, and Asia.
Muumus, also known as mui mu’i, are usually made in several different sizes. Muumus for local women usually come in two pieces with one piece, usually being loose and longer. This is to make them look better when they wear their dresses to their jobs and other functions. It is important to note that Muumus are not to be worn for formal events because they are usually too tight or too long. Muumus are also known as momma, which means “big dress”. These dresses are considered beautiful and stylish, and they come in different styles, designs, colors, and patterns. Muumus are commonly known for their big waistline and the way that the fabric is tied on the waist with ribbons and other materials.
While the art of making muumuu has been around in Hawaii since the days of the ancient Polynesians, it was only after Hawaii was introduced to the rest of the world by Europeans. The most common type of muumuu is the one made with wool, though there are also some that are made of cotton and flax, also known as mofu. The use of wool muumu is said to have originated during the seventeenth century. and was only made when wool and cotton were not easily available in the Islands of Hawaii. During the nineteenth century, wool was available and so it became popular to the masses. and you became a popular export for Hawaii. After World War II, the demand for more grew and this became a major export for Hawaii and the mofu industry grew.