- Museum number
Cape made of netted olona fibre netting on which are attached iiwi (red) and oo (yellow) feathers and cocks' feathers. The red and yellow feathers form two longitudinal bands at the neckline. At the lower corners are loops of plaited olona fibre cord, at the upper corner are fibre ties.
- Production date
Height: 57 centimetres
Width: 113 centimetres
Depth: 1 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Description in bound volume of registration slips of the Hawaiian collection, written by James Edge Partington(?) in the 19th century:
Hawaii HAW 140 B.M.
Feather cape of olona netting on which are sewn red (iiwi) & yellow (oo) feathers & cock’s feathers. The coloured feathers form two longitudinal bands at the neck: entwined into 2 long. down sides – red outer-
The rest of the cape is covered with cock’s feathers. At the lower corners are loops of plaited olona cord, at the upper, tags.
Labelled: 'Not illustrated in Brigham'
Old label: 'Sandwich Isles. Dup. BM.'
- 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????D6.140 (old CDMS no.)
Miscellaneous number: N.N. 1
Miscellaneous number: Oc1982,Q.745