Green Tī Leaves – 20 Loose
Decorate with fresh Hawaiian Tī Leaves. These large ti leaves can be used for many purposes. The ancient Hawaiians believed that the Tī plant possessed healing powers and offered protection against evil. Having a party? Sprinkle our loose orchids on these gorgeous green tī leaves to make a beautiful dinner buffet.
** We need time to pick these ti leaves. Please order at least 5 days in advance. **
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Tī Leaf
Hawaiian Name: Kī
Scientific Name: Cordyline terminalis
The Tī Leaves themselves can be braided into a lei, used in cooking, or as decorations for luaus or weddings.
Width: Varies. Around 4.5 to 5 inches in diameter.
Length: Varies. Around 1.5 to 2 feet long.
Durability: Extremely durable and long-lasting.
Instructions: Trim stems and keep in vase of water until ready to use.
The tī plant was brought to Hawaii prior to 1778 by the early Polynesians from Tangaroa, Tane, Tī, and Rongo. Hawaiian Kī was considered sacred to the Hawaiian god, Lono, and to the goddess of the hula, Laka. It symbolized high rank and divine power. The leaves were used by the kahuna priests in ancient rituals as protection from evil spirits.
In old Hawaii, Kī was extremely important for practical reasons as well. It was commonly used medicinally. The leaves were wrapped around warm stones to serve as hot packs for injuries. The leaves were also boiled to make a drink, which aided in nerve and muscle relaxation, and the steam from boiled young shoots and leaves was an excellent decongestant.
|Dimensions||26.0 × 8.0 × 3.0 in|