This is a photo of the last special order that shipped out. This is a
one-of-a-kind piece of art.
This Hand-made Hawaiian Lei is absolutely
incredible. The lei shown is a larger feather lei at approx. 28"
in length . It makes quite a statement. Made by one of Hawaii born famous lei makers it is a
treasure you will hand down to the next generation. The red
feather lei is adorned with yellow feather accents. Lei's like
this used to be only worn by royalty. ..and then the gorgeous Koa
Wood Frame.. also one of a kind.. such extreme curl pattern.. very very
unique. The Lei was professionally mounted by a Hilo Frame Shop so
it will stay securely in place. If you are looking for a truly
unique upscale present, this is it.
Frame ( outside Dimensions ) 15 1/2" H x 12 1/2" W x 3 1/2" D
Frame Width: 1"
Lei length: approx. 28"
A message from the artist:
Before I start on making a Hawaiian feather
lei (lei hulu), I have to be at peace with myself and relaxed. When
I am ready, then I say a prayer and get started. Each feather is
hand selected, cut & trimmed for use. The felt base is hand sewn,
and each feather is stitched five times with one crossover stitch to
secure it in place so that it does last a life time. A feather lei
becomes a part of you and a part of your family. You will see in
some cases that the family feather leis are handed down from
generation to generation keep the life of the art alive, and it
becomes a family treasure or heirloom (as it should be treated).
I was fortunate to receive my Grandfather's
feather lei. It is a lei of the tiny blue neck feathers of the
Chinese Ringneck Pheasant which my Great Grandmother made in the
late 1940's. A treasure that will stay within my 'ohana for many
generation to come.
Made in Hawaii.
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