Kahili paa lima
Feather, ivory, shell (turtle), plant (wood)
104 x 18 x 18 cm
This kahili paa lima is made of split brown parrot feathers with red and green tips. White feathers also fill the core. White and purple satin with matching ruffle ribbon make up the papale (hat) and pau (skirt) of the kahili. The handle, 41 cm long, is tipped with a piece of ivory and is made up of sections of turtle shell rings and walrus ivory. The shaft has insect damage at the core.