Shells from Kauaʻi Lei
More affordable than Niʻihau shell leis but no less stunning, our Kauaʻi shell leis are the perfect entry point for new collectors.
The tradition of sewing these shells into delicate lei of unsurpassed beauty has been passed down for generations. Shells are sorted by type, size, and quality, only then to be pierced with a sharp awl – unfortunately breaking many in the process. Artisans create their own beautiful designs, yet follow traditional weave patterns to craft culturally rich, wearable pieces of art.