A Kukui Nut Lei
The Lei: Dark brown kukui nut lei with ribbon tie--to wear as a lei or a necklace, or to drape artfully over your lamps and mirrors! This is a traditional style lei, often worn at weddings and during dance performances--and worn by both men and women.
The Details: Total length of this traditional lei is 30" plus the ribbons to tie.
The Story: Locals here in Hawaii often add money to these leis, perfect for gift giving, especially to graduates! The origin of the Hawaiian lei goes way back to the early Polynesian settlers from Tahiti. These settlers made leis from flowers, shells, seeds, feathers, leaves, bone and teeth and were worn for several different purposesToday, leis are given as gifts for many special occasions. Birthdays, weddings, anniversaries and graduations are celebrations that often include a special lei in Hawaii. Leis are a great Hawaiian tradition symbolizing honor, affection and peace. Locals here in Hawaii often add money to these kukui nut leis, perfect for gift giving, especially to graduates!