Hawaiian Lei Making: A Step-by-Step Guide


Laurie Shimizu Ide

Spiral bound, 64 pp.

In Hawaiʻi, special occasions are accented by the giving and wearing of leis. Luckily, every occasion is special in Hawaiʻi 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.