Leg Ornament

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

GUSN

GUSN-102955

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

Descriptive Terms

jewelry worn on legs and feet
ceremonial objects
tooth
twine
Anklet

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Additional Identification Number

2408

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Probably Hawaii, Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Adornment

Dimensions

6 7/8 x 1 1/16 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.422

Places

Hawaii (United States)
Hawaii county (Hawaii) [county]