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By: Amy Ellsworth
Cloak consisting of bundles of red and yellow feathers tied in overlapping rows to a netted foundation of plant fiber. Such cloaks were items of aristocratic regalia, worn by only the highest ranking noble men in ancient Hawaii. They were signifiers of rank, and provided sacred protection in battle. It is thought that originally these […]
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