Lei niho palaoa
Ivory (walrus), hair, plant (olona, cotton)
Kauai, Hawaii, Polynesia
The two tying cords are made of braids of olona (Touchardia latifolia) and a braid of hair is incorporated into each on either side. Olona cordage is used to hold the strands of hair together on one side of the lei. The other side has cotton string holding the strands together. The pendant is made from walrus tooth.
Collection Name: Alexander M McBryde Collection