Niʻihau Shell Leis


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University of Hawaiʻi Press
Linda Paik Moriaty
Hardcover, 104 pp.

“[In this] definitive book… [written] in a manner beautifully analogous to her subject, [Moriarty] intertwines multiple strands of narrative, from the social and cultural history in which the use of shells for adornment and currency is embedded, through popular lore of pre- and post-war Hawaiian history, to the technical aspects of making a shell lei, and its subsequent care and handling.” –Hawaiian Journal of History