Hawaiian Lei Making Step by Step Guideby Laurie Ide, Laurie S. Ide
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In Hawaii, special occasions are accented by the giving and wearing of leis. Luckily, every occasion is special in Hawai'i and the Hawaiian lei has become a symbol of friendship, love, best wishes, welcome and farewell. The Hawaiian Lei Making Step-By-Step Guide takes you behind the scenes to see how leis are made.
From where to find a particular flower, to how best to store the finished lei, here is a complete photographic instruction guide and reference tool covering forty different lei making flowers, vines, fruits, leaves and cones. Beginners will discover a comprehensive background including the origin of the lei, lei customs, the leis of each of the Hawaiian islands, six different lei making methods, as well as easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions. More experienced artisans will find a practical store of technical knowledge and various techniques.
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Use of native plant material by various cultures has been for food, medicine and in some cases for decoration. This well-illustrated book with clear color photos will be helpful to docents trying to explain basic techniques of making Lei's or for folks who actually want to give Lei making a try. Hawaiian Culture has always been a special interest of mine and Mutual Publishing is to be commended for publishing excellent books on various aspects of Hawaii. Every book that I have used has had excellent production value and the information I have found to be up to date and useful for the task at hand. Recommended to craft specialists, cultural institutions, and botanical gardens who want to conduct outreach classes to the general public.