Kukui Nut leis were once worn by Hawaiian royalty and are still prized for their beauty and durability. The dark outer shell of the nut is partially removed, revealing the light fruit inside. The surface is then polished to create a smooth, shiny finish. Kukui nuts are typically black or brown, but the Tiger Kukui nut is a beautiful marbled combination of both colors. This makes for a stunning and eye-catching piece.