Flowers leis : Blue silk wedding bouquets
- (flower) bloom: produce or yield flowers; "The cherry tree bloomed"
- Be in or reach an optimum stage of development; develop fully and richly
- (flower) reproductive organ of angiosperm plants especially one having showy or colorful parts
- (flower) a plant cultivated for its blooms or blossoms
- (of a plant) Produce flowers; bloom
- Induce (a plant) to produce flowers
- Low-energy ion scattering spectroscopy (LEIS), sometimes referred to simply as ion scattering spectroscopy (ISS), is a surface-sensitive analytical technique used to characterize the chemical and structural makeup of materials.
- A Polynesian garland of flowers
flowers leis - Money Lei
Money Lei Making: A Step-By-Step Guide
Money may not grow on trees, but in Hawaii it certainly blooms! Money lei have become a popular gifts for graduates, family leaving the islands and on birthdays. This book resents you with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for making 25 different money lei projects. Blending the skills of Japanese origami and Hawaiian lei making many of the projects incorporate folding dollar bills, wrapping coins and threading currency together into momentos of good luck and well wishes. From the most common type of money lei-making using flower motifs to the more intricate and unusual folds of frogs, fans and butterflies, flower and lei expert Laurie Shimizu Ide offers diverse designs to celebrate the guest of honor at any party or special occasion.
Pua kenikeni flower buds (Fagraea berteriana/berteroana), Lyon Arboretum
Pua kenikeni flower buds (Fagraea berteriana/berteroana, perfume flower tree), Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, December 2008: In Hawaiian, pua kenikeni means 'ten-cent flower', supposedly because it used to cost that much to put in flower leis.
Pua kenikeni flowers (Fagraea berteriana/berteroana), Lyon Arboretum
Pua kenikeni flowers (Fagraea berteriana/berteroana, perfume flower tree), Lyon Arboretum, University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, December 2008: In Hawaiian, pua kenikeni means 'ten-cent flower', supposedly because it used to cost that much to put in flower leis.
Lei are the very expression of traditional Hawaiian culture and were once an essential part of community and family life. They were fashioned as solemn offerings to powerful gods, as gifts to honor an important person or loved one, as tokens to mark a momentous occasion or event, and as adornments for dancers, who adhered to strict rules when selecting flowers and plants for hula. Following in the footsteps of Samuel Kamakau, Abraham Fornander, and others, the authors have collected here a wealth of written and oral information to reveal the significance of making and wearing lei and their role in Hawaiian ritual and dance.
This volume covers eighty-eight flowers and plants (and another dozen color variations) used in traditional lei construction. They are arranged according to their Hawaiian names and accompanied by botanical information and descriptions gleaned from legends and chants that illustrate the cultural uses and special meanings of lei prior to Western contact. Many are introduced by poems written especially for this work by master kumu hula, linguist, and ethnologist Pualani Kanaka'ole Kanahele.
The authors present the lei art form in not only words, but also pictures. Lavish color photographs by Jean Cote showcase each plant and lei (shown by itself or worn), as well as places throughout the Islands associated with specific flowers and plants. Many of these are no longer abundant in the wild; to help conserve the source of na lei makamae, Hawai'i's native flora, the authors advise lei makers to cultivate their own plants. An appendix includes a complete list of lei plants, basic instructions for their propagation, and other sources for material.
Na Lei Makamae will add significantly to a deeper understanding and appreciation of this celebrated symbol of Hawai'i.