Feather, plant (olona)
135.5 x 245 cm
This ahuula was carried to England by Rev. Andrew Bloxam, naturalist of the "Blonde" in 1825. It is made up of red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers and yellow oo (Moho spp.) feathers. It has a background of red iiwi. Three pairs of yellow oo triangular designs run along the front edges. A horizontal crescent of yellow oo runs slightly away from the neckline . A diamond pattern of yellow oo is positioned in the center of the ahuula. A band of yellow oo runs along the lower border. Its net backing is made of olona (Touchardia latifolia) fiber.
This object is associated with Bloxam