Feather Cape ('Ahu'ula)

Feather Cape ('Ahu'ula)

Feather Cape ('Ahu'ula)

Haʻalelea feather cape of ʻiʻiwi red feathers, koʻo black (mamo) feathers, and yellow ʻēʻē, with heart design. Has olonā backing. Man body of cape of yellow feathers. two hearts, one on either side of back, near bottom, in red. Across back in black feathers, a wing-like design spreading from center and curving to within six inches of either sde of cape. Two ends of wings decorate each side of cape. A lei-like band of alternating red, yellow, and black feathers is around neck. Backing and ord to tie cape of ecru color.
Classification
Costume
Creditline
Gift of Mrs. Andrew I. McKee, 1964 (3306.1)
Depth
63.5001270003
Dimensions
Overall: 25 × 30 1/2 in. (63.5 × 77.5 cm)
Display Date
late 18th-early 19th Century
Height
0
Medium
Feathers ʻōʻō feathers (Moho spp.), 'i'iwi feathers (Vestiaria coccinea), olonā bark (Touchardia latifolia)feathers tied onto a netting made of olona bark.