The Lehua tree produces a brilliant display of flowers, made up of a mass of stamens, with vibrant colors from fiery red to yellow. The Lehua tree is sacred to Pele, the volcano goddess, and to Laka, the goddess of hula. Lehua trees are usually the very first plants to grow on new lava flows. The wooden beads are hand-painted and depict a voyaging canoe or honu. Our bookmarks are handcrafted from the finest reclaimed Hawaiian koa hardwood grown and milled on the Big Island of Hawaii. Our bookmarks measure 4 1/2 inches by 1 inch.