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Kauai Lauhala Trilby (Short Brimmed Fedora)
This papale was handmade by Cherie in 2007 using only maka moena (including the piko!). The hat is 22.5 inches (head size) and has a 4 inch tall crown and 1.75 inch wide bill. The koana (strips) plaited are 1/8 inch wide. The lauhala is from my kumu Margaret Lovett’s puhala on Kaua‘i (Margaret’s “banana bread” tree with the kikokiko speckles). Brown satin ribbon with coconut button included. Sweatband sewn in for comfort. US$200 plus postage. Shipped USPS Priority or Express Mail.
Melanistic Pheasant Feather Lei
This lei hulu humu papa was handmade (2006) by Iris Lambert in Kealakekua, Hawaii. The lei is 26 inches long, 25 inches of feathers, and one inch wide. This lei is from my personal collection, it shimmers with blue, purple, and green. This is not a "Ringneck Pheasant blue feather lei" it is made from the Melanistic Blue Pheasant. I stitched fabric over the back to protect the stitching and hooks/eyes added for convenient securing. Lauhala hat not included. US$550 plus postage. Shipped USPS Priority or Express Mail.
Kona Lauhala Hat with Lovers Knots on the Crown and Brim
This papale is woven with lauhala from Honaunau in South Kona by Cherie in December 2012. The hat is 22 inches (head size), crown is 3-½ inches tall, and the brim 3-¼ inches wide. The patterns used are oeno with lovers knots on the crown and ekeu (brim).The koana (strips) is 1/8 inch wide. Forehead sweatband sewn in for comfort. Sold.
This "baseball cap" style papale was handmade by Cherie in October 2011 using the maka moena pattern with a kaimana pattern on the crown. The hat is 20.75 inches (head size) and has a 4 inch tall crown and 1.25 inch wide bill. The koana (strips) plaited are 1/8 inch wide. The lauhala is from the island of Kaua'i. Forehead sweatband sewn in for comfort. US$65 plus postage. Shipped USPS Priority Mail.
The roll of Felt Sweatband is: 1-3/8 inches wide, covered in 100% organic cotton twill, honey colored, manufactured by Carr Textile in Missouri, U.S.A, and is approximately 187.5 feet long. US$75 plus postage. Shipped USPS Priority Mail.