Feb 282015
 

Whales In Motion

Lei Niho Palaoa

Hawaiian Women Wearing Lei Niho Palaoa

Whales in Motion –  John’s newest Sea life design for our amazing ocean friends.  45″ x 45″  Designed by John Serrao

The Hawaiian word for whale is “Palaoa”  It is also the name of the Hawaiian neck ornament used by the Hawaiian chiefs. The ivory hook on the lei/necklace is called the “Niho Palaoa”  because it is made out of the tooth of the whale suspended by braided strands of human hair.  Worn by the chiefs to ward of any evil intentions of visitors and families. 

 

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We’ve Temporarily Moved

January 18, 2019
  ...while our quilting room in the Kana'ina Building on the grounds of the Iolani Palace is under renovations.  You can find us every Saturday at our new temporary location at the Ohana Market Place at 333 Ward Ave, the Old Sports Authority Location.  For more information call 808-524-0394.  Thank you