White Kupe’e Wrist Lei
This small lei is made to wear on the wrist or ankle. In traditional Hawaiian dance, the kupe’e lei is placed on the wrist or the ankle to draw attention to the delicate movements of the hands and feet.
This small lei is also perfect for wrapping around a candle to create a gorgeous fresh flower centerpiece with very little effort.
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COMPOSITION & CONSTRUCTION
Materials Used: Natural base, mix of fresh white flowers and foilage
Hawaiian Name: Kupe’e
A mix of white flowers are used along with fresh foilage to create this beautiful Kupe’e.
Width: 2 inches in diameter.
Length: 8 inches
Durability: Fairly durable.
Instructions: Sprinkle with water and refrigerate in bag or container.
In contemporary Hawaiian society, the term “kupe’e” is associated with a lei worn around the wrist or ankle. However, traditionally, “kupe’e” 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. In traditional Hawaiian dance, the kupe’e is made with plants and materials that represent the deities honored in dance. The kupe’e is placed on the wrist or the ankle to draw attention to the delicate movements of the hands and feet. Often in traditional Hawaiian dance, the kupe’e will make sound to enhance the performance as well.
|10.0 × 4.0 × 2.5 in