Royal Hawaiian Featherwork

Royal Hawaiian Featherwork
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Article code10187
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork
283 pages
Color and some b&w photos
Soft cover
29 x 24 cm
1,805 kg
English

Painstakingly constructed by hand of plant fiber and precious feathers from endemic birds of Hawai'i, feather cloaks and capes provided spiritual protection to Hawaiian chiefs for centuries while proclaiming their royal status. Few of the artworks known as n? hulu ali'i, or royal feathers, survive today except in museums and private collections. Through photographs and scholarly essays, Royal Hawaiian Featherwork highlights approximately seventy-five rare examples of the finest featherwork capes and cloaks ('ahu'ula) extant, as well as royal staffs of feathers (k?hili), feather lei (lei hulu manu), helmets (mahiole), feathered god images (akua hulu manu), and related eighteenth- and nineteenth-century paintings and works on paper.