Lei niho palaoa
Ivory, hair, textile, plant (olona)
26 x 14.2 cm
The strands of hair are braided in varying thicknesses. A knot of olona (Touchardia latifolia) used to bind the strands of hair together with the pendent can be seen at this junction. The olona (Touchardia latifolia) tying cords are wrapped with black ribbon. 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