'Ilima or Sida Fallax

In old Hawai'i, the petals of this beautiful and delicate flower only adorned the  Ali'i, Royalty. Why?  Each petal was so delicate, and any lei from this flower was strung individually, petal by petal. It took hundreds of petals to make one lei. A lei maker would have to work quickly and diligently to make this lei before the petals wilted. 

Today, the ilima flower is one of the favorite of hula dancers. For me, I love it because of the bright color. It stands out versus blending into your wardrobe. Having a spot of color near your face will draw the eye of the person looking at you to look toward your face (as opposed to looking at other body parts!). Besides, a lei does not have to match your wardrobe to look good. A lei looks good anytime!

The ilima lei is also favored for special occasions. We Hawaiians believe all occasions are special! 

 Sida fallax, known as yellow 'ilima, or ʻilima, as we call it, is a species of herbaceous flowering plant in the Hibiscus family, Malvaceae, that occurs on some Pacific Islands. Plants may be erect or prostrate and are found in drier areas in sandy soils, often near the ocean The latern 'ilima or Royal "Ilima is anotherr variety which also makes a beautiful lei. 

 

Choose Your Color, Choose your Nuts, Choose your Style

When you order, you choose you color, either Sunshine Yellow or Sunset Yellow. Don't forget to choose you nuts too! When it's time to make your lei, you can make either one of the styles pictured here. 

 

 

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Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunshine Yellow (po'o and kino)

Color

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Sunshine yellow: This lei made of yarn. It is fast and easy to make (compared to some of the others we have made). You will be making both the po'o (head) and kino (body) lei. It is strung and secured using a yellow satin ribbon. At the ends it is adorned with two kukui nut (two nuts for the po'o and two nuts for the kino". Choose the color of your nuts. They will vary in size and color (we try to match them). Color may vary as they are hand painted.

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Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)
  • Sunset Yellow (po'o and kino)

Color

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$20.00

Sunset yellow : This lei made of yarn. It is fast and easy to make (compared to some of the others we have made). You will be making both the po'o (head) and kino (body) lei. It is strung and secured using a tangerine orange satin ribbon. At the ends it is adorned with two kukui nut (two nuts for the po'o and two nuts for the kino". Choose the color of your nuts. They will vary in size and color (we try to match them). Color may vary as they are hand painted.

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