Niihau shell leiShell Niihau lei
Note that all articles are for sale "as is" and no return shipments will be made. The bills will be sent on the evening of 16 July, at the end of the auctions. The articles must be payed by July 17th (3 pm). If you do not inform us by July 17 (3 p.m.) that you are making payment in payment in bar or by cheque, the amount will be debited from your registered cred.
The auction begins on 16 July at 4 pm. Every batch shall end every 30 seconds, i.e. batch 1 shall end at 4 pm, batch 2 shall end 30 seconds after batch 1. Set 3 to end 30 seconds after set 2. If someone places a tender for a particular ticket within 5 mins of the planned closing date, 5 mins will be added to the watch for that particular ticket.
There will be a five-minute delay on each submission within the last 5 min until at least 5 min without auction action (i.e. nobody offers in the last 5 min). We sell all articles "as is" and "where is" without any implicit guarantee or warranty of any kind.
Hawaii's other isles are known for their wonderful cathedrals, but on this dry islet, which is lacking tropic cathedrals, these small mussels have been gathered and raised for ornament.
Hawaii's other isles are known for their wonderful cathedrals, but on this dry islet, which is lacking tropic cathedrals, these small mussels have been gathered and raised for ornament. Entire groups of people collect the mussels on the beach and are then graded according to colour and height.
Mussels are valued in their colours from slightly over good to strongly, with the brightest colours being the most rare and valuable. The bigger bowls (Momi Shells) as well as the smaller bowls (Kahelelani Shells) are available in 8 different colours and are evaluated according to their colouring. As soon as the mussels are graded according to colour and height, they are ready and perforated according to the type of lei to be produced.
Almost twice as many bowls are needed, as up to half of the bowls can crack during grooving! On the right, an example of the kahelelani shell and the ability to drill through it is shown........