The Ohuohu Greeting Card is inspired by the kui method of lei making (kui: to string pierced objects, as flowers in a lei). Lei is a symbol of aloha and giving lei is an extension of aloha. It can be given as a symbol of love, friendship, to celebrate, or even to honor someone. While creating this collection, it brought back a memory of lei-making with my cousin. The wind was gently blowing the smell of lei flowers and it felt like it filled the room.
Lei flowers used: pīkake, loke, pakalana. Although these lei flowers are not native to Hawaiʻi, they are local favorites and hold a special place in many hearts and memories.
About Kakou Collective
Founded in 2017, by Native Hawaiian mother and artist Kea Peters, Kakou Collective creates and shares authentic artistic expression that inspire creators to connect with the cultural values, traditions, and communities of Hawai'i.