Wailea Daily Photo

Wailea Daily Photo

Photoblog of Maui, Hawaii

10/2/07

Holy Maile Leaf

This is a wall decoration of the famous Hawaiian Maile Leaf. "The highly fragrant Maile leaves were thought to possess supernatural powers and were directly associated with the gods and goddesses of Hawaii. Hawaiians soaked their tapa (bark) cloth and clothes in large calabashes (wooden bowls) to take advantage of the sweet fragrance of the Maile leaf." Read more here and if you like, purchase the Maile Leaf on a beautiful Hawaiian quilt.

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Gen said...

Very pretty

October 03, 2007  

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