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Maile Lau Nui Necklace (14k Gold Sterling Silver) - Debby Sato Designs

Maile Lau Nui Necklace (14k Gold Sterling Silver)

Regular price $72.00 Sale


Laka is the goddess of hula. She is also the goddess of the forest and makes it thrive. When entering the forest, we ask for permission. One of the kino lau (body form) of Laka is Maile.

Maile, indigenous to Hawaiʻi, can be found in Hawaiian forests.

Early Hawaiians differentiated  various forms of Maile by their leaf shape, size, and fragrance. For example, Maile Lau Liʻi has small leaves whereas Maile Lau Nui has large leaves.

Maile was used to catch birds, scent kapa, for medicine, and for leis.

Maile, the traditional Hawaiian wedding lei, was used by the Kahuna (Hawaiian priest) in old Hawai`i to bind the hands of the bride and groom, symbolizing their commitment to each other.

    Maile La Nui Necklace is perfect for any island girl! The sterling silver Maile La Nui pendant is dipped in 14k gold and is 1.75 inches long. The gold fill chain is adjustable from 16 to 18 inches. 

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