Sunday, February 17, 2013

Punahou Carnival 2013 Haku Booth

The gathering of the lei makers and helpers on the first night to begin the lei for the carnival.

Raffia soaking in water to be used in the lei making.
A selection of material for my first head lei.  I chose a green/yellow theme for the first one.

Song of India foliage, hydrangea, moa, palapalai fern, dusty miller, green cup and saucer and some kind of grey bud clusters for my first lei.
Wear your head lei down low on the forehead, not up high like a halo.
Next selection of flora for a bluish, purpley/fuschia, green and white haku.

Finished piece.

Shinobu fern, hydrangea, some kind of small green calyx, hoya, bougainvillea, bleeding heart.

Another closeup
Third haku of two colors of bougainvillea, shinobu fern, dracena foliage, pele's hair (spanish moss), and some kind red buds in clusters.

Model wearing the finished product.
Final selection was based on my desire to do something "different" and less frilly.

A more ethnic feel to this one with strips of red ti leaf, and yellow tipped moa.
A selection of lei at the carnival booth done by other lei makers.

A hat lei at the carnival booth.
Combs for your hair.
A lovely orange and yellow combination.

Lei sellers also wearing lei at the booth.
More lei selections to chose from.  I hope you found this an interesting look into a long standing tradition and a very Hawaiian tradition at the Punahou Carnival.  Please come and join us if you have never done so.  The carnival is usually held on the first Friday and Saturday of February.