Volcano Art Center Featured Artists

Omori, Lorna

These lei po`o (hatbands) and kupe`e (scrunchies) are based on the traditional Hawaiian haku. Each one is made of pellon, a synthetic fiber made mostly of durable polyester. The materials is cut into strips, then the flower and leaf shapes are die-cut and dyed different colors. After arranging the pieces they are woven together.

To care for your lei po`o or kupe`e, hand wash in cold water and lay out to dry.