Colorful Kupe’e Wrist Lei
This small haku-style wrist or ankle lei is traditionally worn by hula dancers to draw attention to the delicate movements of the hands and feet. The Kupe’e worn as a wrist lei makes a beautiful substitute for a corsage.
If you don’t see your color preference in our list, please select “Custom Colors” and enter it in the Special Instructions section during checkout.
Available in these color options:
|Aqua||Green & Purple||Pink & White|
|Aqua & White||Green & White||Purple|
|Blue||Maroon||Purple & White|
|Blue & Orange||Maroon & White||Red|
|Blue & White||Maroon & Yellow||Red & White|
|Colorful Mix||Orange||Red & Yellow|
|Custom Colors||Orange & White||White|
|Green||Pink||White & Yellow|
|Green & Pink||Pink & Purple||Yellow|
** Disclaimer: Colors other than the natural ones (green, pink, purple, white) are subject to availability and may need to be changed.
Additional Product Information
COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Natural base, mix of fresh flowers and foilage
Hawaiian Name: Kupe’e
A mix of flowers are used along with fresh foilage to create this beautiful and colorful Kupe’e.
Width: 2 inches in diameter.
Length: 8 inches
Durability: Fairly durable. Varies with the types of flowers being used.
Instructions: Sprinkle with water and refrigerate in bag or container.
In contemporary Hawaiian society, the term “kupe’e” is associated with a lei worn around the wrist or ankle. However, traditionally, “kupe’e” simply refers to the method of making a lei with a base material, such as a ti leaf, or tree bark, and braiding it while adding flowers, leaves, or ferns. This is a traditional Hawaiian style of lei making that was common in old Hawaii. In traditional Hawaiian dance, the kupe’e is made with plants and materials that represents the deities honored in dance. The kupe’e is placed on the wrist or the ankle to draw attention to the delicate movements of the hands and feet. Often in traditional Hawaiian dance, the kupe’e will make sound to enhance the performance as well.
|Dimensions||10.0 × 4.0 × 2.5 in|