Feather, plant (olona)
29 x 59.4 cm
This ahuula was gifted to Gorham D. Gilman Esq. who carried it to America between 1830-1835. He gifted it to the museum in 1894. It is made up of red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers, and black and yellow oo (Moho spp.) feathers. It has a background of yellow oo. A central horizontal crescent is done in red iiwi with a black triangular section in the center made of black oo. Two pairs of red iiwi triangles run along the two front edges. A thin band of alternating sections of red iiwi and black oo run also run along the front edges. A thin band of red iiwi runs along the neckline. Its net backing is made of olona (Touchardia latifolia) fiber.