Lei niho palaoa
Ivory, plant (cotton), glass
This lei, strung on cotton cord, has 5 whale ivory fusiform beads evenly spaced with red glass beads. A walrus ivory pendant hangs at the center. It is believed to come from the time of Vancouver. Overall length: 50 cm, one (average) ivory bead: 5.75 x 1.75 cm, pendant: 12 x 7 x 4.25 cm.
Collection Name: Hawaiian National Museum Collection