Lei

Collection Type

  • Jewelry

GUSN

GUSN-269763

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

Descriptive Terms

necklaces
feather (material)
silk (textile)
yarn
Necklace

Inscription

"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")

Associated Building

Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3619

Reference Notes

in HNE Archival material at the Haverhill Collections and Conservation Center

Places

Hawaii (United States)