Niihau Shell Lei - 10 Strands, 73" Momi Lenalena (Yellow "Dove Shells")

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Niihau Shell Lei - 10 Strands, 73  Momi Lenalena (Yellow  Dove Shells )
Niihau Shell Lei. Authenticated. Momi Lenalena (Yellow "Dove Shells"). 10 strands measuring 73 inches including the clasp. The Cowry clasp is a traditional Poleholeho 'apu'upu'u or bumpy or Granulated cowry, white due to sun bleaching measuring 1 and ½ inches enhanced with 2 rare variegated sundial shells. A lei of this length, between 60 to 78 inches with ten or more strands were the traditional wedding lei of Ni'ihau. Assessed characteristics: Good selection of shell size, color, placement, and luster. Appropriate fluidity and flow of the strands. Overall good luster. Note: Needs cinching up near the clasp.