Lei niho palaoa
Ivory (walrus), hair (human), plant (olona)
31 x 15 x 8 cm
Kauai, Hawaii, Polynesia
Walrus pendant, multiple braided strands of brown human hair and olona cordage.
The hair was braided in varying thicknesses. Several strands are severed. The two olona (Touchardia latifolia) tying cords remain intact. The pendant made from walrus tooth had a deep curve carved into it.
Collection Name: Alexander M. McBryde Collection