Weaving a lei is two skills -- one inside -- thoughtfulness, attention, peace -- and one outside -- craftsmanship, dexterity. The ti-leaf lei is used to honor ali’i and others of high respect.
Lei are given on many occasions. For the August 4, 2013 honoring of Queen Lili‘uokalani, our intention is to work with purpose and focus -- to bring both heart, mind and hands to one effort, creating lei for her, commemorating her leadership, and love of the land and her people that continues to this day.
At Forgiveness Day, we will provide plenty of ti leaves, and kupuna to teach how. You can prepare by watching this video:
Learn how to prepare your own ti leaves, weave them...and how to weave beauty into your heart while you do.
Produced by Olelo Community Media volunteers for the Hawai'i forgiveness Project with assistance from Ka Lei Maile Alii and Queen Emma Hawaiian Civic Clubs.