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Lei

2006.44.3619 (RS160588)

Description

A yellow feather lei from Hawaii with yellow silk ribbons at either end. The feathers lie flat and tight along the horizontal. Traditionally, feathered leis would have been worn by women of high status, known as ali'i.

Details

Maker
unknown
Inscriptions
"Hawaiian Leis from Honolulu 1920" and "Hawaiian Feather Leis 1920" (2 white labels with red outline, one handwritten in pencil "Hawaiian Leis from Honolulu 1920" the other in pen "Hawaiian Feather Leis 1920")
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
feather (material)
silk (textile)
yarn
Object type
Adornment
Places
Hawaii (United States)
Descriptive terms
feather (material)
Necklace
necklaces
silk (textile)
yarn
Accession Number
2006.44.3619
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
269763
Reference Notes
in HNE Archival material at the Haverhill Collections and Conservation Center

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