Lei Making with Jaqui Brown
A key part of building our island away from home has been caring for our space. This has included the naming, the tikanga we hold, and the activities we do inside of it. At the very beginning, over a series of evenings, MOKU was warmed up through the sharing of food and making sessions, under the tutelage of lei maker Jacqui brown. Hawaiian ribbon lei use materials that are readily available in London, rather than fresh lei which rely on a natural abundance of materials harder to find in such an urbanised space. Our lei collection continues to grow and shrink as we make and share ribbon lei with our Pacific community and treasured guests.
Words & Images: Ahilapalapa Rands