Kennedy, Sylvia S. J.
September 1983
Ornament;Sep83, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p27
The article focuses on perishable body decorations such as leis. Historical records indicate they were used in Egypt as collars and in the Greek and Roman art as a sign of distinguished persons. Today, they represent special religious, social or political events. Lei is a Hawaiian term identified with a wreath form. Materials employed in the construction of a lei include candy, crepe paper or native items aside from plants and techniques vary from braiding, knotting and wrapping. It has now become part of the Hawaiian culture in welcoming visitors.


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