Deluxe Kukui & Kukunaokalā Twist
A strikingly masculine lei combining two favorites entwined together – the deluxe kukui with ficus and sea shells along with the kukunaokala (rays of the sun).
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: “Rays of the Sun” flowers, ficus leaves, kukui nuts, sea shells
Deluxe Kukui Nut Lei and Kukunaokala 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 stiff yellow/red flowers come from mangroves that were introduced to Hawaii in 1922. The flowers are gathered from trees that grow at the mouths of brackish water streams near the ocean, and are most plentiful during the late summer through the fall. The lei will keep well for over a week and 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|