Lau Kukui Large Teardrop Kapa Earrings
Lau Kukui is translated as Kukui Leaf.
I have 2 Kumu Kukui in my backyard, that give me so much comfort: beauty, shade, rustling leaves, companionship. The Kukui Tree is very important in Hawaiian culture. We use it for food, medicine, Wai Ho‘olu‘u (dyes), and offerrings. It is the Kino Lau of Kamapua‘a.
Dominant Dye: Ma‘o Hauhele
Ma‘o Hauhele is the state flower of Hawai‘i, a beautiful yellow blossom in the hibiscus family. From the blossoms a green dye is made. The word for green in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i is oma‘oma‘o.
Pūkoʻa Studios Product Mana‘o:
Metals are gold or silver plated brass or stainless steel unless otherwise noted.
Kapa is a sustainable textile made from Native Hawaiian and other natural materials. Taking care of it will ensure longevity, but with substantial wear these pieces will begin to fade, degrade and can eventually be composted.
All products sold by Pūkoʻa Studios are one of a kind.
Kapa making is an intensive native process done entirely by hand. Each piece is handcrafted starting in the garden to hand cutting and assembling. While pieces may share similarities, no two are identical. If you place an order for an item that has multiple variations pictured, you will receive one of the pictured variations.
All sales final, exchanges available for damaged or faulty items. No guarantee that item received will share all characteristics of original item.