Lei Po'o (Floral Crown)
Did you know there is a difference between a Lei Po'o and Haku?
These terms are interchangeable and describe a lei that is worn on the head. In Hawaiian, "po'o" means "head," so a lei po'o is a "head lei." And the most popular of these styles is the Wili - Wili means "to twist." This is the most popular style to make lei po'o. A strand of raffia or ti leaf secures flowers and ferns to a backing. Many people refer to this as a haku lei, but we'll get to that next!
A haku lei is a lei made in the traditional style without any thread. Haku - is actually a braided or woven lei, where flowers and/or ferns are braided or woven to keep in place.