Hala or pandanus trees, also known as screwpine, were used by native Hawaiians to make hats, purses, table or floor mats (lauhala); they are still made by many today. The fruit clusters look like pineapples, and fruit sections or keys were used as paintbrushes, in lei, or as food.
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Hala or pandanus trees, also known as screwpine, were used by native Hawaiians to make hats, purses, table or floor mats (lauhala); they are still made by many today. The fruit clusters look like pineapples, and fruit sections or keys were used as paintbrushes, in lei, or as food.

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Date: 8 Nov 2012
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