- Museum number
Cape made of olona fibre netting to which the feathers are attached. The cape is of green-black and white fowl feathers with a neck border of red (iiwi) feathers.
- Production date
- 19thC (likely)
Height: 1.50 centimetres
Height: 53.40 centimetres
Width: 76 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Description in bound volume of registration slips of the Hawaiian collection, written by James Edge Partington(?) in the 19th century:
Feather cape (ahūūla) formed of a groundwork of olona fibre netting on which the feathers are sewn. This cape is of green-black & white fowls feathers with an edging along the bottom of bantam cocks’ feathers & round the neck of iiwi feathers.
L. round neck 1 ft 6 in.
W. 1’ 2”
L. round base c. 6 ft.
Cook Atlas Pl. 64
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- Acquisition details unknown. In the collections of the British Museum pre 1900.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
CDMS number: Oc????D6.137 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: 34 (Brigham catalogue number)
Miscellaneous number: Oc,HAW.137.b
Miscellaneous number: Oc1982,Q.752