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Feather Cape [Object of the Day #46]

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Cape consisting of bundles of small yellow, red, and black feathers tied in overlapping rows to a netted foundation of plant fiber.  Like Object of the Day #14, a long feather cloak, this cape was an item of aristocratic regalia and a signifier of rank in ancient Hawaii.  Full length cloaks were worn by the […]

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Hawaiian Feather Cloak [Object of the Day #14]

Hawaiian Feather Cloak

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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