Thursday, April 24, 2008

Merrie Monarch Island Princess on Horse back...

Aren't those Leis gorgeous! The orange one around her neck is actually 3 braided strands of the Ilima flower which is about as big around as a dime! So what you see here is thousands of those little flowers strung back to front.
The Lei makers art is just incredible! Hours and hours of effort for something beautiful but not durable, most leis will last for only 1-3 days! But they are so worth it while you have them...
Soon it will be May day and in Hawaii May day is Lei day and we have the lei competitions...I will post some photos of the incredible creations that get entered into the competition. Look into my Archives and you can see some from last year...

3 comments:

Nathalie said...

Absolutely fantastic!
Thanks for the info about the leis, I'm impressed !

I used to live in Tahiti and they make leis there too but mostly from frangipani, the flowers are quite big as you know and it doesn't take very long to make one...

Abraham Lincoln said...

That is one magnificent horse. It is so proud. I love it.

Aloha said...

Mahalo! As I mentioned earlier...the parades are all about the horses to me! I took so many photos of the Parade/horses that Ihad to run upstairs to my office (the Parade route was right in front of my office building!) and download my pics so I could start over, of course then I had to chase down the part of the parade I missed! & the other "best part" is the leis, especially the frangipani ones (also known as Plumerias, but Frangipani is such a great word...always reminds me of Scheherazade and her tales...) I love the smell of the leis and when there are this many in one place it can be almost intoxicating!