I spotted this woman outside the Papeete Market making Hei (known as Lei in Hawaii). I was drawn into this moment by the craftsmanship and effort put forth by this artisan to create such beauty and by the abundance of surrounding colors.
**Updated 5 August 2014**
While the woman above can be seen daily outside the market stringing Hei, I discovered that on Saturdays, Papeete is awash with Hei makers. I have created a gallery of some of the beautiful creations and creators that I came across while walking through town.