Lei Po'o

In Hawaii...
A haku lei, or lei po’o, is a lei made for the head (haku literally means “to braid”). The tradition of making and giving lei stems from ancient Hawai’i where lei were used for ceremonial purposes, adornment for both men and women, and to signify rank. Nowadays, with the growth of the tourist industry, they are used as a gift for those arriving or leaving the islands.