Posted By mkgents on March 7, 2013
The past of lavender in the region Europe is famous to those who are in love with this perfumed herb. On the other hand it took a number of investigator works to realize with reference to the olden times of lavender in Hawaii. All of it began during the time that a lavender farmhouse on my household isle of Maui requested me to aid compose a book on the subject of the plant.
The proprietor of the farmhouse, who is of Hawaiian lineage, has a kind of mystical intelligence with reference to the history of the lavender plant in the Islands. The man said to me that he was certain it was a flower treasured and utilized by the dignity and royalties of the Kingdom of Hawaiian, and he inquired me to catch on exactly how this Mediterranean flower grew here.
In view of the fact that my field is authoring in relation to the past of Hawaii, I keenly instigated the exploration.
I accomplished a head start, for the reason that the farm people had been provided with a reproduction of a tune named Pua Lavender, or the lavender flower in English, printed in the year 1870 in a Hawaiian broadsheet. It was a saccharine love tune, wherein the dearly loved is likened to a lavender blossom.
There were a lot of Hawaiian broadsheets in the 19th century, reproducing traditional poems, stories, and the bulletin of the time. Providentially for persons of us who do not deliver Hawaiian and do not have schedule to nose about in records, there is a scheme to digitize all the ancient broadsheets, and a lot of them are existing on the Internet at this moment.
When I checked out the virtual newspaper group, I discovered a couple of old ads that stated lavender. One was coming from the year 1849, telling the insides of a novel delivery that comprised merchandises reaching from ladies’ snowy silk nylons to marinades to cord, and counting lavender water.