Helmet made of ie'ie basketry covered with fibre strips. There are traces of feathers on the exterior - especially on the self left side of the cap which has red, black and faded(?) yellow feathers.
- Early 19thC to mid 19thC
- Found/Acquired: Hawaii
- (Oceania,Polynesia,Hawaiian Islands,Hawaii)
- Height: 33 centimetres
- Width: 14 centimetres (approx)
- Depth: 23 centimetres
Description from Extracts from the British and Medieval Register 1757-1878, p.305:
Hawaiian helmet, similar [to Oc1878,1101.584].
2014-2016, Japan, History of the World 100 objects PROMISED (2014 only)
18 November 2013
Reason for treatment
Surface clean vacuum and brush. Check what remains of the feathers and secure if required.
Slightly dirty. Few feathers remaining mainly concentrated on one side of helmet.. Basketry dry and brittle.
Surface cleaned with light brush and vacuum. Few remains of feathers checked and seemed secure,
Africa, Oceania & the Americas
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Object reference number: EOC80825
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