38 x 38 x 13 cm
This hat is made of red lau hala (Pandanus tectorius). Red refers to the rich brown color of the material. The leaves were prepared, stripped and woven as a single piece known as the Kona style. The center of the crown, known as the piko, is made of three piko designs. The hat is woven using maka oeno, twill weave with four rows of pattern weave; two rows on the crown, and two on the brim. A few tears can be seen in the weaving on both the brim and crown. It was given to Mrs. Abbey, sister of Lucinda Deyo, of Hilo, who took it to New York state in 1901. Mrs. Abbey was the grandmother of Mr. Thomas Brodhead.