One of the five plants used to adorn the kuahu of Laka, goddess of the hula. Many traditional uses existed for ʻIe’ie. Kaula was made for the tying of house-posts, hīna’i baskets and fish traps. The foundation for mahi’ole (helmets) worn by ali’i were also made from ‘ie’ie. While it is considered one the many plant forms of Laka, it also represents the goddess Lauka’ie’ie who was raised by ‘Ōhi’a and ‘Ie’ie. A branch of ‘Ie’ie is their kinolau upon the kuahu and is reflective of the motivation and determination sought in hula . . .
10mm (W) x 23mm (H)
Sterling Silver - Pierced