Pikake Lei – Rope Style
The pikake lei is very fragile and fleeting, but has been an island favorite since the 19th century. The flowers are seasonal and only available during the dry summer months. It takes about 1000 pikake buds to make this rope-style lei.
Usually reserved for very special occasions and often worn by the bride in wedding ceremonies, pikake leis are very delicate and last only a short time. We pack as many blossoms as possible when making this rope style pikake lei, strung kui poepoe or in a circular pattern.
**Extremely perishable. We suggest shipping within Hawaii or West Coast delivery zones only. Mid-US, East Coast, and Canada deliveries are shipped at the buyer’s risk and are not guaranteed. Please select “I Agree” to indicate your acceptance of this disclaimer.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Jasmine
Hawaiian Name: Pikake
Scientific Name: Jasminum sambac
Pikake buds are strung facing out to create a beautiful rope-style lei – this style is the most durable way to wear pikake since the buds are protected somewhat by being so tightly strung.
Width: 1 inch in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 18 inches from neck when worn (40 inches long before being tied).
Durability: Extremely Perishable.
Instructions: Keep dry, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate. Should be handled as little as possible.
The Jasmine flower was introduced to Hawaii in the 19th century. It was Princess Kaiulani’s favorite flower, the sweet smelling Arabian Jasmine, was so named “pikake” (peacock) because she was fond of both the flower and the bird.
|Dimensions||21.0 × 2.5 × 1.5 in|