Feather, plant (olona)
Hawaii, Hawaii, Polynesia
This ahuula belonged to Kamehameha. It is made up of yellow mamo (Drepanis pacifica) feathers. Interspersed in the feather work along the front edges are red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers which are only noticeable from a close distance. Its net backing is made of olona (Touchardia latifolia) fiber. It is estimated to consist of about 450,000 mamo feathers. The mamo bird only lived on the island of Hawaii.
This object is associated with Kamehameha I
Collection Name: Provisional Government Collection