He'e with Kukuna'o'kala
We love to do unsual twists, and this is one of our most handsome combinations.
He'e means octopus. These pods grow on huge trees, the branches extending like the arms of the octopus (another meaning to he'e). Round, stiff texture, almost the color of cranberry red.
Kukuna'o'kala means ray of the sun. Also stiff in texture which allows for its excellent durability. This unusual goldish-brown flower is grown in mangrove areas. Simple, nonfragrant, gorgeous, natural, earthy.
Both dry out nicely, serving as a great memento.