Size: 12.5in x 2.1in
Keʻanoaloha = Showing signs of aloha, way of aloha
This lei is created utilizing the hilo (twist or braid) method and is also used in the making of cordage. Lāʻī or ti leaves are the most common material used and are believed to possess cleansing and healing properties associated with safety and purity.
Size: 12.7 x 1.5in
Puakenikeni means ten-cent flower, pua meaning "flower" and kenikeni meaning "ten cents." Its name is derived from the early 1900's when visitors arrived by boat, and one could purchase Lei Puakenikeni for 10 cents.
Lei Kalaunui Magnet
Size 12 x 2.3 inches
Lei Kalaunu: Lit. Lei: Garland; kalaunu: crown
This is inspired by a style of lei making called lei kui (lei: garland/wreath of flowers; kui: to string pierced objects a flowers in a lei) where the decorative material is strung together.
Size 1.1 inches x 12 inches
Pakalana is the local variety of the Chinese violet, Telosma cordata, that was brought to Hawaiʻi possibly around the mid 1800ʻs. Often sewn in single strands, then layered upon themselves, this local treasure is an intensly fragrant flower.
This iconic symbol of aloha plays a key role in our culture. Lei symbolizes love, honor, and friendship. Often used for gifting, greeting, and honoring or marking a special occasion, lei is something truly special to Hawaiʻi.
Made in the USA
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