Niihau Shell Leis

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ISBN-13: 9780824809980
Published: July 1986

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104 pages
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  • About the Book
  • Discusses the history of the traditional Hawaiian necklaces made of seashells and explains how the necklaces are made.

  • About the Author(s)
    • Linda Paik Moriarty, Author

  • Reviews and Endorsements
    • [In this] definitive book... [written] in a manner beautifully analogous to her subject, [Moriarty] intertwines multiple strands of narrative, from the social and cultural history in which the use of shells for adornment and currency is embedded, through popular lore of pre- and post-war Hawaiian history, to the technical aspects of making a shell lei, and its subsequent care and handling.
      Hawaiian Journal of History