32” Eight Strand Mauna Loa Shell Lei
Two Granulated Cowries and a Gold-filled Magnetic Clasp
Artist - Cory Karline - Kauai
Each strand is done in the Mauna Loa Stitch, also called Herringbone. The Lei can be worn twisted as shown, or completely relaxed for a different look.
Kahelelani shell jewelry represents one of the last genuine Hawaiian art forms available. In Hawaiian history, only the highest members of the society, such as the Ali'i and Kahuna, could wear Kahelelani shells, indicating the wearer