Deluxe Kukui & Lantern Ilima Twist Lei
A strikingly masculine lei combining two favorites entwined together – the deluxe kukui with ficus and sea shells along with the lantern ilima.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: lantern ilima flowers, ficus leaves, kukui nuts, seashells
Deluxe Kukui Nut and Lantern Ilima Twist.
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.
The lantern-shaped golden-orange flowers are used in place of the true Ilima flower, of which, was used only for royalty. The lei will keep well for 3-5 days, and the deluxe kukui nut is still wearable when it is completely dried.
The kukui, or candlenut tree, was probably introduced to Hawaii by early Polynesian settlers because it has always been an essential part of Hawaiian society. Oil extracted from the kernels was used for lamps. Dyes for tapa cloth were obtained from the roots and green seed covering. Polished kukui nuts were sewn into leis. Because the tree’s products played an important part in the daily lives of the Hawaiians, the kukui nut tree has been designated the State Tree of Hawaii and the lei made of its flowers and leaves represent the Island of Molokai.
|Dimensions||18.0 × 5.0 × 2.5 in|