The Christina Lei is perhaps the most famous lei design of modern times.
Named after the daughter of the designer, over 500 center petals of the orchid are meticulously sewn in the kui lau style creating an elegant flat lei. The Christina is often the lei locals give for special occasions here in the Islands. The Christina Lei is quite hardy and easily lasts 7 to 10 days with proper care.
Advance notice required. Please order one week in advance.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Orchids
Hawaiian Name: ‘Okika
Scientific Name: Dendrobium
Over 500 center petals of the orchid are sewn in the kui lau style, which is a back and forth pattern, creating the elegant Christina Lei.
Width: 2 inches in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 18 inches from neck when worn (40 inches long before being tied).
Durability: Very durable and long-lasting.
Instructions: Sprinkle with water and refrigerate in bag or container.
Dendrobium orchids have been among Hawaii’s most popular plants since they were introduced from the Philippines in 1896. They have since become the single most valuable commercial flower in Hawaii. Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands will notice orchids throughout their vacation – they may receive a fresh orchid lei upon arrival, or enjoy a tropical cocktail with a fresh orchid hanging on the lip of their glass.
|Dimensions||19.0 × 2.0 × 1.5 in|