Feather, plant (olona)
This ahuula was procured by John Reeves Esq., secretary and interpreter to Kamehameha II, for Samuel Starbuck. It is made up of red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers and black and yellow oo (Moho spp.) feathers. Its composed of concentric rows of alternating rectangles of red iiwi and yellow oo, creating a checker work pattern. The row closest to neckline incorporates an alternating pattern of black oo and yellow oo rectangles. A thin band of yellow oo runs along the lower border. A thin band of sections of red iiwi and black oo run along the front edges and neckline. Its net backing is made of olona (Touchardia latifolia) fiber.
This object is associated with Starbuck