Passing on traditional hula practices like lei making, is a goal of Kehaulani Hula Studio.
Hana I Ka Lei: Series #1 was a huge success! All the haumana got to make 2 strands each and some even made ribbon rosettes to add some pizzazz to their final product. The day started with a an All In hula rehearsal followed by a potluck of great food and camaraderie. Then everyone started to learn how to make a t-leaf lei ( lei la’i) in the “Hilo” style of making a lei. Technically, this method is used to make cordage or rope. Sennett was the material of choice to make sturdy cordage. Today, we use it as a decorative lei. It was explained that you could add a different type of foliage or flowers to the lei. Or simply sew with needle and thread then twine it around the lei la’i to create a more visual appeal.