Event: Lei-Making Workshop
Date: Sunday, November 11, 2018
Time: 11:00AM – 1:30PM
Location: Wing Luke Museum 719 S King St, Seattle, WA 98104


  • $30 General
  • $25 Members of the Wing Luke Museum
  • RSVP Required
  • Limited capacity – tickets on sale now

Fresh flowers, fragrant greens, and endless results. Join us!

One of the four Pacific Islander artists featured in the Wing Luke Museum’s Visions of Pasifika Light from Another World, artist and lei-weaver Kalei’okalani will direct a 2.5-hour lei-making workshop with fresh lau and pua (leaves and flowers), woven together in the wili or wrap style at the Wing Luke Musuem in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District. This will be the closing day and final chance to see this Pacific Islander Exhibit.

Participants will learn about the significance of lei-making and how this Polynesian tradition is integral in the perpetuation of cultural values. This is a challenging exercise and is recommended for 12+. No experience necessary.

Lei are not simply decorative pieces; they share a spiritual connection with and are representative of the land they come from, the people who create them, and the people for whom they are made. Lei is a cultural, personal, and spiritual exchange of aloha (love), mana (spiritual power), and mana’o (knowledge). Learn about how lei-making strengthens our connections to the land and to each other. Share in company, stories, and laughter in this labor of love.

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