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Leg Ornament

2006.44.422 (RS9148)

Description

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.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Probably Hawaii, Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
tooth
twine
Object type
Adornment
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]
Descriptive terms
Anklet
ceremonial objects
jewelry worn on legs and feet
tooth
twine
Dimensions
6 7/8 x 1 1/16 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.422
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
102955

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