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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’re BACK at the Iolani Palace starting July 27 9:30am- 12:00pm

July 25, 2019
We want to thank the Ohana Market Place for opening their doors to us while the Kanaina Building was under  renovations.  It was an amazing five months were going to miss the ono food and music but we're happy to be home.