Single Strand Kukunaokalā Lei
This simple single strand lei is called kukunaokala, or “rays of the sun,” made of the stiff yellow/red flowers, found near the mouths of the brackish water streams in Hawaii.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Kukuna o ka la
Hawaiian Name: Kukuna o ka la
Scientific Name: unknown
These stiff yellow/red flowers are strung together to make this masculine Kukunaokala Lei.
Width: 1 inch in diameter.
Length: Hangs about 18 inches from neck when worn (40 inches long before being tied).
Durability: Very durable and long-lasting.
Instructions: Sprinkle with water and refrigerate in bag or container.
The stiff yellow/red flowers come from mangroves that were introduced to Hawaii in 1922. The flowers are gathered from trees that grow at the mouths of brackish water streams near the ocean, and are most plentiful during the late summer through the fall. The lei will keep well for over a week and is still wearable when it is completely dried.
|Dimensions||21.0 × 1.5 × 1.0 in|