Lei

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

GUSN

GUSN-269762

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

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
feather (material)
Necklace

Inscription

"Hawaiian Leis/from Honolulu 1920" and "Hawaiian Feather/Leis 1920" (2 white paper labels with red borders, handwritten)

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Object Type

Adornment

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Charitable Memorial Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3618

Reference Notes

www.bishopmuseum.org/research/pdfs/cnsv-feathers.pdf Art Conservation Handout

Places

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