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Woven wallet

2006.44.3690AB (RS173039)

Description

Small woven wallet or clutch from Hawaii, top half (a) fits over the bottom half (b). Woven with strips of leaves in the traditional Hawaiian check design. The top half is decorated with small diamond-shaped designs, two on each side, made of dark brown leaves. The wallet or purse would have been widely available in Hawaii as a tourist item.

Details

Maker
unknown
Location of origin
Pacific Island Group
Associated Building
Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.).
Material
leaf (plant material)
Object type
Personal Gear
Descriptive terms
leaf (plant material)
Wallet
wallets
Dimensions
4 3/4 x 8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
2006.44.3690AB
Credit Line
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation
GUSN
272244
Reference Notes
Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. 1, 1906 on Googlebooks

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