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Lei

2006.44.3618 (RS160578)

Description

Hawaiian multi-colored feather lei with yellow silk ribbons at either end. The feathers on this lei lay flat and tight along the horizontal, with yellow, red and green bands of feathers. Tradtionally, the lei would have been worn by high-status - or ali'i - women.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Hawaiian Leis/from Honolulu 1920" and "Hawaiian Feather/Leis 1920" (2 white paper labels with red borders, handwritten)
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
feather (material)
Object type
Adornment
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]
Descriptive terms
feather (material)
Necklace
necklaces
Accession Number
2006.44.3618
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Charitable Memorial Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269762
Reference Notes
www.bishopmuseum.org/research/pdfs/cnsv-feathers.pdf Art Conservation Handout

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