- Phone: 808-242-1311
- Contact: Sarai Stricklin
"Embracing the cultural stories of Hawaii"
Wedding Kihei SACRED CEREMONIAL WEAR Historically worn by Ali'i ( royalty) , Priests and leaders, each kihei carries a symbolic story. It can express a theme of nature, or the story of each person's personal journey. A PRECIOUS MEMORYThese fine silk pieces can grace your home as a wall hanging, and can be worn as a wrap or scarf in the future. An anniversary must! And don't forget a special portrait with your new baby wrapped in your sacred wedding kihei. Draw strength from this medicine cloth each day of your lives together.What a meaningful family tradition! Your Marriage: Your Story Wedding? Vow renewal? Anniversary? The occasion is a very personal time for you, and the message of your kihei should be what is just right for you. Choose from these popular themes: Water: The natural realm of the ocean with waves reminding you of change, Honu ( turtles) reflecting longevity and the Ewa bird, representing guidance. Land: The classic beauty and purity of Hawaii with flowers of Pikake and MaileMale and Female: Subtle symbols of Kane (male) and Wahine (female) energy . Each couple can decide if they prefer to reverse these due to their personal strengths, or even have a set of two of the same. Same sex or opposite sex marriages? There is no obvious direction here: It is a personal choice that expresses your own journey and who you are. designed to honor your personal spiritual emphasis.