Pele's Magical Mist Photo Print
Step into the legend of the beloved `Ō`hia Lehua tree against the backdrop of the steam vents of Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island of Hawai`i. The flowers have been long revered to be used in hula dancers haku lei or lei po`o (head leis).
There is a beautiful legend in Hawaiian culture about this tree. The legend says that one day Pele met a handsome warrior named `Ō`hia and she asked him to marry her. `Ō`hia however, had already pledged his love to Lehua. Pele was furious when `Ō`hia turned down her marriage proposal, so she turned him into a twisted tree.
Lehua was heartbroken, of course. The gods took pity on Lehua and decided it was an injustice to have `Ō`hia and Lehua separated. They thus turned Lehua into a flower on the `Ō`hia tree so that the two lovers would be forever joined together. Hawaiian folklore says that if you pluck this flower you are separating the lovers, and that day it will rain.
All photo prints are signed and numbered limited editions. They are printed in my studio on a professional luster photo paper with archival inks. This combination ensures that the print will last well over 100 years without fading if treated properly. All photo prints are matted in white on white acid free mats and enclosed in a cello bag. Watermarks will not appear on prints. Please read my return policy and copyright notice before ordering. Looking for aluminum prints? Click Here