Lei niho palaoa
Ivory, hair, textile, plant (olona)
28.7 x 19.2 cm
Several strands of braided hair have been cut leaving frayed ends exposed. The olona (Touchardia latifolia) tying cords are wrapped with black ribbon. The tooth itself is dark in color, possibly from a smoking process. Through Queen Emma's will, this and many other cultural objects, were passed to Princess Pauahi, with the provision that it go to a museum in Hawaii's future.
This object is associated with Emma
Collection Name: Queen Emma Collection