Woven wallet

Collection Type

  • Cultural artifacts

GUSN

GUSN-272244

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

Descriptive Terms

wallets
leaf (plant material)
Wallet

Associated Building

Original To Stephen Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Pacific Island Group

Dimensions

4 3/4 x 8 x 3/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.3690AB

Reference Notes

Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Vol. II, No. 1, 1906 on Googlebooks