(Anne & Evelyn with just a few of the bead leis)
These are bead leis created by Puluwat Islanders. Originally these were made from colorful shells and the patterns are clan related. The same patterns are used in these bead leis and others are new designs based on old themes. Evelyn and her relatives are making lots and lots of these for a celebration in honor of a relative. The beads are strung on curling ribbon we use for presents without a needle and there may be as many as 21 strands of ribbon used in one of the more elaborate leis. Thank you to those who helped look for lime green pony beads at Walmarts across the country.