Feather Lei Hatband – “Pink Palace”

$800.00

Each of Newt’s feather lei hatbands are one-of-a-kind. This feather lei is hand-sewn dyed goose feathers with inserts of eyespots from the tail plumes of the male peacock. Each of the feathers are individually cut from the first cut of the feather, hand-washed and trimmed.

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Description

Feather lei have a rich and extensive cultural history in Polynesia, originating in the Marquesas islands over 1500 years ago. Feather-work is considered sacred—from its creation, to the doning of the laborious handiwork when completed. By the turn of the 20th century, men wore their Panama hats adorned with feather lei. Newt’s hatband feather lei are in the contemporary style called “Humu Papa” but retains a strong link to the Hawaiian feather lei-making tradition.

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