Beyond the print: Uluwehi Pepeluali 2022
Lush and beautiful verdure; a place where beautiful plants thrive; festively adorned. Lit., Decorative growth.
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What is lei wili?
Lei wili is a style of lei making where you wind/twist/turn using a variety of foliage, binding it to a base (most times lāʻī [ti leaf] or twine is used). Often times, lei makers will create their pattern by selecting materials based on availability, color, shape, texture, and/or meaning. Lei wili is often used as lei poʻo (lei for your head) or lei ʻāʻī (lei for your shoulders). Uluwehi is inspired by plants found in our back yard and is a lei wili papa, a style of lei making where the decorative material is lashed to a center cord with a wrapping technique, often used to make lei pāpale, or lei poʻo.
What is lei?
Lei is a symbol of aloha and giving lei is an extension of aloha. It can be given as a symbol of love, friendship, to celebrate, or even honor someone.