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    AK-2465

    Pink Transparent Rose Petal Haku Lei Necklace - 22"

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    Due to the nature of the agreement with the vendor, this product can not be returned or exchanged.

    These pink rose petal beads and rainbow colored tones are soft yet stylish. The blend of pinks is a perfect compliment to muted tones as well as vibrant style choices. This is finished with a strong gold tone metallic magnet end which has a unique groove to help secure it in place (simply twist to remove.)

    This unique glass beaded braid, available exclusively at Akalei Designs, was inspired by the beautiful floral Haku (also known as Po’o) Lei traditionally worn around the head. Akalei is Hawaiian for "bead reflections" which describes this unique necklace lei design style handcrafted only here on Maui. We reinterpret traditional Hawaiian Lei using a vast assortment of glass and natural beads, Japanese silk and synthetic fibers, and a wide variety of braiding techniques and inspirations from across the globe.

    This beautiful handcrafted forever lei was made using hundreds of glass Japanese seed beads on multiple cords that are woven together on a wooden marudai stand (in a kongo gumi braid pattern).

    The necklace is woven together using an ancient Japanese braiding technique called Kumihimo, a Japanese word for “gathered threads". This art form goes back hundreds of years as braids were made for use in armor for Japanese samurai warriors. In modern times these braids are designed as belts (obijime) that are worn as a belt with a kimono.