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Hawaian pikake bone tulip bead necklace and bracelet

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    Posted 3 years ago

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    Pikake bone tulip beads from Hawaii were a popular tourist item 1940's on - I think mine are from 60's-70's. I have also seen them referred to as "lei wedding beads". They live in a box with other carved bone stretch bracelets and a few ivory items, tucked in with souvenir postcards - nothing too precious, except to me. Hope you enjoy, comments appreciated.


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    1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Thank you MrsT for your love :-)
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      You’re so welcome, nice collection!
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Hey, since you have several bone pieces, it reminded me of a necklace that I was wondering about. Do you think these are bone or faux beads?
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Love the tulip shape, and your box is intriguing.
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Your necklace looks like bone. There was popularity of ethnic jewelry in the 80's/90's brought over from India, China, Indonesia for sale at Pier1, WorldMarket etc, I can't remember all the stores because most of them are gone now. I know that my bone beads were not sold in those stores, they were older. Is your necklace resin, is it a bone item for the popular chains? I don't know, but from all the collecting I've done I would not be interested in your necklace. I hope you won't take that wrong. LOL
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Beautifully carved beads, lovely tulip shapes. I am curious what is paui bone, and why are they marriage beads, was it a Hawaiian custom
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Valentino, thanks for your response. Was curious about it-I’m like you, my necklace is not something I would normally wear, but it is just different. It will just be put up and kept. I think it is some sort of bone or stone. Thanks again-appreciate it :)
    8. Andreamw, 3 years ago
      There is something charming about these old vacation/tourist pieces. I think yours are graceful and interesting!
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      MrsT - sometimes I am too direct in my posts! Sorry, I should have said "these type of beads are not my style, and usually don't catch my eye so I don't scrutinize them or know enough." My apologies!

      Jenni - I have to get back to you on that. My internet search is not working right on sites w/lots of graphics or photos....except CW - yay!!. It's been depressing for me not to be able to watch Netflix all weekend.....

      Andreamw - thanks for your nice comment. These style of beads are not expensive out there.

      Karen - thanks :-) If I don't colorize, I can't find a darn thing :-) I still can't find some things though...according to Hoarders tv show I am a level .5 which is basically "slippery slope to serious problems, but can still see the floor in every room". ha ha ha!
    10. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Remember Don Ho???
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Jenni - I was finally able to do some online research. They are actually called pikake bone - also referred to as lei or wedding beads.

      Thomas - Oh yes, the Don :-)

      Thanks for your loves friends: Rose, Hel1, Kevin, Ken, Phil, Judy, Scott, Laura, Eileen :-)

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