Painted Kukui Nut Lei – University of Florida Gators
Go Gators! Celebrate your graduation from the University of Florida with this kukui nut lei made just for your school!
Kukui nuts are sanded, polished and painted orange and blue before being strung onto beautiful matching ribbon. The lei also features hand painted gators!
This lei will last forever and always remind you of your graduation from the University of Florida.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Kukui
Hawaiian Name: Kukui
Scientific Name: Aleurites moluccana
The Kukui nuts are sanded, polished and painted before strung to create this Kukui Nut Lei.
Width: 1 inch in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 18 inches from neck when worn (40 inches long before being tied).
Durability: Extremely durable and non-perishable.
Instructions: No special care needed – lasts forever.
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||17.0 × 2.0 × 1.0 in|