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Hula and Mele: Lei

Library and Web Resources

Lei Making

A haku lei of red flowers and greens placed on a lauhala mat


Below are videos digitized by the UH Library. To view, click on "UH Streaming Videos".


Feather and Shell Lei

Bill Char Demonstrates Wili Lei

Master lei maker Bill Char makes a wili (wrap) lei and explains his technique.

Lei Sellers in Old Hawai‘i

Lei sellers
Lei sellers in Hawai‘i, early 20th century
Courtesy of the Hawaii State Archives Photograph Collection

Flowers & Plants - Books

Flowers & Plants on the Web

Lehua blossom

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