Plant (ko, cotton), paper, feather
31.8 x 31.8 x 12.7 cm
Papale ie. This hat is made of pua ko, sugar cane (Saccharum officinarum) tassel. The stem of the inflorescence was stripped, plaited into a long braid and sewn together to form the hat. A fancy edge was woven on one side of the braid to create the elaborate design. The hatband of purple and yellow feathers is made to look like flowers lei.
This object is associated with Bernice Pauahi Bishop
Collection Name: Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop Collection