This was also a simple, succinct way of demonstrating the difference in Hawaiian society at the time, that a young girl (she was only ten years old at the time) would be listened to when she made such a demand. Franklin was the widow of British Naval Officer and explorer, John Franklin who died while trying to seek the Northwest Passage in 1845. As Hawaii was often the port from which whalers and vessels heading north would call, King Kamehameha IV sent the beautiful ahuula at the beginning of this post (shown in full below) to Lady Franklin in sympathy for the.
Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: Na Hulu Ali l, Sun To Sun. De. Young Museum - Textile Galleries. Member discount applied after login, upon. (144.3 x 226 cm). Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Ethnology Collection Ahu ula (cloak possibly mid-18th century. Red iiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) feathers, yellow (Moho sp.) feathers, and olon (Touchardia latifolia) fiber, 66 3/8 x 111 5/8 in. Aug 27, 2015. The de Young Museum is presenting Royal Hawaiian Featherwork: N Hulu Ali i, an exhibition featuring more than 75 examples of feather. (70 x 107 cm). Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum, Ethnology Collection This exhibition was educational even for me and not just because I was seeing things I had previously only read about.
While most of the examples on display were from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and in conjunction with wall text and tombstones discussing how featherwork changed in the late nineteenth century, the examples of lei nulu (feather lei) on display could be compared with paintings of Kamehameha III and his sister, Nahienaena, painted in 1825. The royal