These coveted heirlooms are either hand-stitched or machine sewn. A glance at the back of the lei hulu will tell you which method was used, clean lines indicate machine-sewn while scattered threads are indicative of hand-stitched work. The maker, Weslyn's Creative Feathers, hunts and sources the hulu she uses to create these cultural pieces that used to be reserved for Hawaiian royalty. With 30 years of pheasant hunting experience, if she's lucky enough to shoot one she then starts the process of curing the feathers. Then she moves on to skin and prep, washing and drying the pelts.
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These beauties are the perfect accessory for your pāpale!
Care Instructions: If the feathers get wet, let them air dry. The pheasants have a natural oil that spreads throughout their feathers to protect them from the weather. If the lei hulu gets dusty, use a microfiber cloth to gently wipe the feathers. Never go against the grain when handling. Keep lei hulu dry and protect against bugs.
Made on Kauaʻi.