Feather, plant (olona)
This ahuula was presented by Kauikeaouli, Kamehameha III, in 1834 to Mary Perkins, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Rufus Perkins of Boston, who was born in Honolulu in April 1834, shortly after the birth of Alexander Liholiho. It was taken to Boston where it was purchased for the Bishop Museum for $100. It is made up of red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers and black and yellow oo (Moho spp.) feathers. It has a background of red iiwi. Two adjoining horizontal crescents are done in yellow oo. Two pairs of half crescents run along the front edges. A band of yellow oo runs along the lower border. A thin band of alternating sections of yellow oo, black oo and red iiwi run along the neckline and front edges. A thin band of yellow oo separates the neckline border from the red iiwi body. Its net backing is made of olona (Touchardia latifolia) fiber.
This object is associated with Kamehameha III