NOʻEAU BOOKS - Niʻihau Shell Leis

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"Since the dawn of history the women of Niʻihau have been collecting and sewing tiny, lustrous, multi-hued shells into leis of surpassing beauty. For the people of this arid Hawaiian island the shells are their flowers and their jewels. Once the treasured ornaments of hula dancers and Hawaiian royalty, these exquisite shell leis now adorn women all over the world. In this beautifully illustrated volume, the story of this unique Hawaiian art is presented for the first time."