TITLE

LEI NIHO PALAOA A Classic Hawaiian Ornament

AUTHOR(S)
Liu, Robert K.
PUB. DATE
August 1985
SOURCE
Ornament;Aug85, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p21
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the lei niho palaoa of Hawaii. The lei niho palaoa was used as an emblem of chief ranking in ancient Hawaii. It is made of carved whale tooth and human hair and is bilaterally symmetrical with two different sections. However, there are varieties in design and materials that may have been caused by constraints of the materials and the craftsmen themselves.
ACCESSION #
32622552

 

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