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Associated with the dances and ritual acts are the wunderful girdles of flowers (Lei) which are made of flowers, herbals and shells.
The Lei, a girdle of flowers that is put on strangers to salute them in the Polynesian area. (Source: Wikipedia I, II)
The Polynesians were master craftsmen in mulit-color textile printing (Tapa, Kapa) and recollect this ancient art today.
A tapa showing the fabrication of a tapa. (Source: Wikipedia)