A Kahili

A feathered standard, a kahili marked Hawaiian royalty.

In 1902, Jas. W. L. McGuire bought a kahili handle made of whale bone from a Hawaiian woman from Maui. She claimed that she found it in a cave, and that the kahili handle might be over two to three centuries old.

Read more about the kahili in “Double Kahili Handle.”

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  1. […] Peleioholani went to court to claim compensation. The fire also destroyed other family heirlooms: feather wreaths, calabashes, and gold necklaces and […]


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