Proa Embroidered T-Shirt - Orchid Stone
We kept this design simple and subtle with a Flying Proa embroidered on the left chest.
The name "flying proa" was given to CHamoru sea vessels for the swiftness with which they sail. As said on Guampedia.com...The first European reference to the proa may have occurred when Ferdinand Magellan fortuitously came upon Guam in March 1521. Francisco Alvo’s logbook from the voyage notes that: "It was said that any small sails approached the ship sailing so swiftly they appeared to be flying."
In 1686, an English colonizer wrote: "The natives are very ingenious beyond any people in making boats...and therein they take great delight...I do believe they sail the best of any boats in the world. I did here for my own satisfaction try the swiftness of one of them...I do believe she would have run 24 mile an hour. It was very pleasant to see the little boat running along so swift by the other's side...The native Indians are no less dextrous in managing than in building these boats. By report they will go from hence to another of the islands about 30 leagues off, and there do their business and return again in less than 12 hours. I was told that one of these boats was sent express to Manila, which is above 400 leagues, and performed the voyage in four days' time."