University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number: 29-58-155
Current Location: Collections storage
Culture:Hawaiian
Provenience: Hawaiian Islands
Date Made: 19th Century
Early Date: 1800
Late Date: 1900
Section:Oceanian
Materials:Feather
Plant Fiber
Technique:Featherwork
Length: 138cm
Width: 272cm
Credit Line:Received from various sources, pre-1929

Description

Cloak consisting of bundles of yellow, red, and black feathers tied in overlapping rows to a netted foundation made of plant fibers. Mainly red, with wide yellow border at bottom and yellow diamonds arrayed over the entire surface. Aristocratic regalia, worn only by men.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

In A Rush? Take a Quick Tour of The Museum ( Sep 1996 - Jun 1997)View Objects in Exhibition
Polynesia Gallery (28 Jan 1982 - Jun 2010)View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Hall, Henry U. 1923. Two Hawaiian Feather Garments, Ahuula. Vol. XIV, No. 1. 34-46. : Page/Fig./Plate: Pl. IView Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Davidson, Daniel S. The Oceanic Collections of the University Museum. The University Museum Bulletin. 12 (3-4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 93, Fig. 28, (above)View Objects cited in this Publication
[Article] Davenport, William H. 1964. "Hawaiian Feudalism". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 6 (2): 14-27. : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 19View Objects cited in this Publication

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