Feather, plant (olona)
This ahuula once belonged to Queen Kapiolani. Its ownership before her is unknown, but it was inherited by Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole, and subsequently given to Bishop Museum after his death by his widow, Princess Elizabeth. It is made up of red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers and black and yellow oo (Moho spp.) feathers. A thin band of yellow oo runs along the lower border. A thin horizontal crescent of yellow oo is interrupted at its center by a thin crescent of black oo. Two pairs of half crescents of yellow oo run along the front edges. A thin band of red iiwi with four sections of black oo run along the front edges and neckline. 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 Kapiolani
Collection Name: Kapiolani-Kalanianaole Collection