The green leaves, are infused with light. We called this “ti medley,” because it captures a spectrum of color. Look deep into the heart of the plant to see the beauty of this amazing ti. In the Hawaiian language the ti : la'i, these were used in rituals of cleansing and rendering free of evil spirits by the kahuna pule heiau; he temple priests, as well as in rituals; the healing by the kahuna lapa’au, the medical experts. Ti leaves were used to oki, to cut and to release, whatever bound spirits to this
world, to allow them to go on to their proper place. Modern-day kahuna, priests, still wear a lei of two ti leaves tied together at the back of the neck or carry a single leaf, almost as an emblem of their profession or rank.
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