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Na Lei Makamae: The Treasured Lei (Latitude 20 Books)

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Lei are the very expression of traditional Hawaiian culture and were once an essential part of community and family life. 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-five 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. An appendix includes a complete list of lei plants, basic instructions for their propagation, and other sources for material.

Book News Annotation:

This handsome volume (it's slightly oversize at 8.75x11.25<">) describes both the botany and traditional associations of 88 flowers and plants used to make leis in Hawaii. Superb color photos by Jean Cot<'e> are included of each plant and of Hawaiians wearing leis from it. The meanings, myths, and geography associated with the various plants are included.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-174) and index.

Synopsis:

Lei are the very expression of traditional Hawaiian culture and were once an essential part of community and family life. 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780824826499
Author:
Cote, Jean
Publisher:
University of Hawaii Press
Photographer:
Cote, Jean
Author:
Weissich, Paul R.
Author:
McDonald, Marie A.
Location:
Honolulu, Hawaii
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Flower Arranging
Subject:
Leis
Subject:
Leis -- Hawaii.
Subject:
Gardening-Flower Arranging
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Latitude 20 Books
Series Volume:
RD025.01P
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
183
Dimensions:
11.26x8.76x.73 in. 2.46 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Americana » Hawaii
History and Social Science » Sociology » General
Home and Garden » Gardening » Flower Arranging
Religion » Christianity » Devotionals
Travel » North America » United States » Western States

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"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [169]-174) and index.
"Synopsis" by , Lei are the very expression of traditional Hawaiian culture and were once an essential part of community and family life. 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.
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