A Kahili

A feathered standard, a kahili marked Hawaiian royalty.

In 1902, Jas. W. L. McGuire bought a kahili handle from a Hawaiian woman from Maui. The kahili was made of whale bone. The woman 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.”

“Double Kahili Handle”
The Independent, February 14, 1902, Image 2
http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85047097/1902-02-14/ed-1/seq-2/

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One Comment on “A Kahili”

  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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