The Cigar lei is made from the tube like flowers of the Cuphea Ignia shrub which are fiery red and orange in color. Each tiny tube is ringed with grey, then white at the tip, like a miniature burning cigar. The Cigar lei is long-lasting and a marvel of the lei maker?s work. These leis are strung in intricate patterns that resemble fine Indian beadwork. This design won the ?Most beautiful Lei? in 1928.