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— LEI: The Hawaiian word for garland or wreath. A lei is any series of objects strung together with the intent to be worn.
A lei may be composed of a pattern or series of just about anything, but most commonly consists of fresh natural foliage such as flowers, leaves, vines, fern fronds, and seeds.
— HAKU: A crown made of fresh flowers.
In today's modern verbiage, lei po’o and haku are interchangable. The technical Hawaiian term for a flower crown is Lei po’o meaning lei for your head. But nowadays most everyone calls them haku. The word haku technically means to braid as it is one method of lei making. There are a few basic methods of lei construction: kui (stringing), haku (mount or braid), wili (winding) and kipu‘u (knotting). We use the wili technique when creating haku my haku(s) for you.
Great care and consideration should be taken in the color, shape, fragrance and sometimes meaning of the material used in lei and haku making, as well as the emotional state you are in when making lei.
Lei symbolize love and are a perfect gift for birthdays, celebrations, anniversaries, or any special occasion.
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