Lei niho palaoa
Ivory (walrus), hair, plant (olona), textile
24 x 14 cm
Hawaii, Hawaii, Polynesia
This was donated in memory of Sarah Kauilani Wennrich. She was the hanai daughter of Kumakaia (Kamakaia) of Kukuihaele, from whom this lei niho palaoa belonged to. One of its olona (Touchardia latifolia) tying cords is partially missing, with red ribbon covering the remnants. The pendant is made from walrus tooth.