Hawaiian dog-tooth leg ornament, or kupe'e niho 'ilio. Wide anklet of layered dog teeth strung with two-ply twine attached to thicker looped plant fiber. Worn by men during dance ceremonies.
- Location of origin
- Probably Hawaii, Pacific Island Group
- Associated Building
- Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
- Object type
Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]
- Descriptive terms
jewelry worn on legs and feet
- 6 7/8 x 1 1/16 (HxW) (inches)
- Accession Number
- Credit Line
- Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation