Haku Wedding Lei Set
The perfect pairing. A Maile-Style Ti Leaf and White Orchid Lei for the groom and an exquisite White Haku Lei for the bride. The haku, worn around the bride’s head, is the perfect Hawaiian accent for a wedding. The groom’s lei drapes elegantly past the waist.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION– Maile-Style Ti Leaf & White Orchid Lei
Materials Used: Orchids & Ti plant
Hawaiian Name: ‘Okika & Ki
Scientific Name: Dendrobium & Cordyline terminalis
This lei is mimicked after the beautiful Maile Lei which hangs as an open-ended lei. The Ti Leaf Lei itself is very durable and when mixed with white orchids ends up making a wonderful Maile-Style Ti Leaf & White Orchid Lei.
Width: 3 inches in diameter.
Length: About 6 feet from end to end. Drapes past the waist when worn.
Durability: Very durable and long-lasting.
Instructions: Sprinkle orchids with water and refrigerate in bag or container. Keep ti leaf lei dry. It will stain clothing if worn wet.
COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION– Haku
Materials Used: Natural base, mix of white orchids and foilage
Hawaiian Name: Haku
A mix of white orchids are used along with fresh foilage to create the White Haku Lei.
Width: 2 inches in diameter.
Length: 22 inches
Instructions: Sprinkle with water and refrigerate in bag or container.
In contemporary Hawaiian society, the term “haku” is associated with a lei worn on the head. However, traditionally, “haku” 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. The contemporary haku head lei is quite popular in the Islands for weddings, graduations, and any special occasion.
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.
The ti plant was brought to Hawaii prior to 1778 by the early Polynesians from Tangaroa, Tane, Ti and Rongo. Hawaiian Ki 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, Ki 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 s
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