Saturday, September 21, 2019

Fact of the Day: Lei Liberty

While lei garlands are a common part of Hawaiian culture/history, there isn't a standard quo on what can be used for a lei garland. Flowers (real or plastic), vines, leaves, seeds, feathers, teeth, and bones can make up its design.

7 comments:

Fundy Blue said...

I'll take flowers over bones! I think the Hawaiian custom of giving leis is lovely.

Elisabeth said...

I've never been to Hawaii, but I love leis! I have one with fake flowers at home <3 Thank you for stopping by my blog, and leaving me a kind comment!

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Pat Hatt said...

Thinks I'd skip the bones and teeth

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Thanks for your information.

Christine said...

Interesting.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

They are always beautiful, no matter what they're made of. A few years ago when we were in Maui, we made our own leis out of purple-and-white orchids. We kept them in the refrigerator crisper when not wearing them and they stayed nice for at least a week.

Kay said...

Yup! That's absolutely true. We used to have a plumeria tree so we could make leis very easily. No more...