National Geographic : 1954 May
© National Geographic Society 4 Lei Maker Weaves a Scented Rainbow of Carnations, Orchids, and Tuberoses Garland making survives as one of the last native crafts among Hawaii's Polynesians. Agnes Makaiwi, head of the Lei Makers Association, here sews 125 carnations into a string to be sold for about $3. 5g8 hoaacnromes Dy national ueograpnic rnotograpner n. Antnony iewart + University of Hawaii Coeds Work for May Day's Gala Lei Festival Honolulu's lei fiesta dramatizes the history of the garland. Children in the pageant play the bamboo pipes by striking them on the ground. Reed baskets serve as purses; flowers substitute for earrings.