The lei custom was introduced to the Hawaiian Islands by early Polynesian voyagers, who took an incredible journey from Tahiti, navigating by the stars in sailing canoes. With these early settlers, the lei tradition in Hawaii was born.
Leis were constructed of flowers, leaves, shells, seeds, nuts, feathers, and even bone and teeth of various animals. In Hawaiian tradition, these garlands were worn by ancient Hawaiians to beautify themselves and distinguish themselves from others.
With the advent of tourism in the islands, the lei quickly became the symbol of Hawaii to millions of visitors worldwide. Evalina can meet you at your hotel or place of residence on Maui ad run a Lei making workshop and weaving workshop! A fun cultural activity ! Please contact me for more information.