Na’aleialoha Tropical Ginger Haku Lei
Fresh Hawaiian tropical pink or red torch ginger crowns and greenery are used to create this stunning haku lei. Na’aleialoha means the wreath of love. This haku lei is perfect to show her how much she is loved.
Colors and types of tropical flowers and greenery used will vary depending on availability. If you would like a Haku Lei with color choices, please consider our Custom Haku Lei.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Plantae
Hawaiian Name: Awapuhi ‘Ula’Ula
Scientific Name: Alpinia Purpurata (Red Ginger)
Pink or red torch ginger crowns are used along with fresh foliage to create this beautiful Na’aleialoha Ginger Tropical Haku Lei.
Width: 2 inches in diameter.
Length: 22 inches
Durability: Fairly durable.
Instructions: Mist before use.
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.
Originating from India, this plant traveled through early Polynesia on canoes of settlers to the Hawaiian Islands. Islanders cooked the leaf stalks in an underground oven, or “imu”, simmering its fragrance of flavor with fish or pork.
|Dimensions||24.0 × 3.0 × 1.5 in|