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Hawaiian Featherwork - Catalogue Raisonné

Hawaiian Featherwork - Catalogue Raisonné


This catalogue raisonné lists all pre-1900 Hawaiian feathered gods, helmets, capes and cloaks

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Hawaiian Featherwork - Catalogue Raisonné
202 pages
color photos
Hard cover
29 x 23 cm
1,164 kg
English

In Old Hawai'i, only objects of the highest importance were covered with feathers. Feather-covered god images, which could take on divine qualities, were paramount. Chiefs, believed to be descendants of the gods, wore feather-covered cloaks, capes, and helmets in sacred and dangerous situations.
For the first time, this catalogue raisonné lists all pre-1900 Hawaiian feathered gods, helmets, capes and cloaks. It presents what is known about their fabrication, color, design, and the meaning of their motifs.