Living Culture Presentation: The Art and Significance of Lei
Living Culture Presentation:
The Art and Significance of Lei
With Kumu Melvin Kahōkūloa Lantaka
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Hawaiian Hall Atrium
10:00 am–2:00 pm
This program is free with paid Museum admission.
In this presentation you’ll see a wide range of materials and techniques used in traditional and modern-era lei making. In addition to flowers, lei can be made from shells, foliage, feathers, and seeds in a variety of styles that are ever-evolving. Learn the continued importance of making, giving, and wearing lei daily and for cultural events.
You’ll also have the opportunity to see traditional Hawaiian lei and other adornments from Bishop Museum’s collections on the second floor of Hawaiian Hall.
The Bishop Museum Living Culture presentations and workshops are supported by Hawai‘i Tourism through the Kūkulu Ola Program.