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Long adze blade, 14.5cm long, and made of a yellowish limestone. The upper and lower surfaces of the sharp edge are rectangular.

Adze blade ko’i

limestone, Hawaii, l. 23 cm, w. 4.5 cm (blade), h. 2.8 cm (max.), Inv. Oz 273

Thick barkcloth, grooved and consists of several parts sewn together. A light colour decorated with red and black lines on one side only.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 84 cm, w. 132 cm, Inv. Oz 589, Hanover 1854, No. 45 (not shown)

Thick barkcloth that consists of two different pieces pasted together. One piece is brown and the other white.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 68 cm, w. 80 cm, Inv. Oz 264

Thin barkcloth decorated with bundles of triple parallel lines which are either red or black.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 66 cm, w. 117 cm, Inv. Oz 265

Thick barkcloth with a straight line watermark. A pattern on one side only consists of clusters of black squares and diagonal white zigzags on a red background.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 68 cm, w. 100 cm, Inv. Oz 266

Thick grooved barkcloth, dyed red on one side and a light colour pattern with parallel black lines on the other.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 62 cm, w. 85 cm, Inv. Oz 269

Thin single-layered barkcloth with an orange-ochre colour, decorated with parallel red lines on one side.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 80 cm, w. 81 cm, Inv. Oz 270

Thin barkcloth undecorated with a straight line watermark.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 185–200 cm, w. 100–104 cm, Inv. Oz 581

Thin two-layered barkcloth with a grey colour. It has perforations derived from the beating process.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 64 cm, w. 68 cm, Inv. Oz 586

Thin double-layered barkcloth with black and brown lines are painted on to its grey surface.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 76 cm, w. 80 cm, Inv. Oz 587

Barkcloth that is very thin and dyed red and oiled. It is full of holes.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 27 cm, w. 70 cm, Inv. Oz 588

Thin barkcloth, A light colour that has a pattern of bundles of six red stripes.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 77 cm, w. 90 cm, Inv. Oz 590

Thin barkcloth of a slightly yellowish colour that is very soft and grooved.

Barkcloth kapa

Hawaii, l. 120 cm, w. 138 cm, Inv. Oz 630

Bracelet made from boar tusks, smoothed and polished and strung together evenly on a cord.

Bracelet kupe’e ho’okalakala

boar tusks, olona fibre, Hawaii, c. 20.4 cm (inner), 40.7 cm (outer), h. 10 cm, Inv. Oz 239

Bracelet made from ivory or dog teeth and turtleshell and strung together on a cord.

Bracelet kupe’e

dog teeth, turtleshell, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 27 cm, h. 2 cm, Inv. Oz 240

Breast ornament with hook. Hung from two black bundles of twisted human hair, connected by a cord. A pendant at the front is made of whale tooth and has the form of a hook.

Breast ornament with hook lei niho palaoa

human hair, plant fibre, whale tooth, Hawaii, l. 2.6 cm (hook), 15–16 cm (strings), w. 0.9 cm (hook), Inv. Oz 234

Breast ornaments. Object on left made from black coral. Object on right made from white shell. Both have a hole drilled through the middle.

Breast ornaments lei

shell, black coral, Hawaii, l. 3.5 cm; l. 2.9 cm, Inv. Oz 236, 235

Cord, beige-brown in colour, made from plant materials and twisted.

Cord

plant fibre, Hawaii, d. 0.3 cm, Inv. Oz 230

Cord, beige-brown in colour made of plant materials and twisted. It is rolled up to form an oval ring.

Cord

plant fibre, Hawaii, d. 0.2 cm, Inv. Oz 509

Necklace made from dog teeth and strung together on a cord consisting of a plant material.

Dog teeth

Hawaii, l. 33 cm, Inv. Oz 222

Fan made of pandanus leaves, coconut fibres and wood. The leaves woven to create a pattern consisting of triangles.

Fan peahi

pandanus leaves, coconut fibre, Hawaii, l. 35 cm, w. 20.5 cm, Hanover 1854, No. 15

Feathered helmet that consists of wicker-work to which red, yellow, and black feathers are attached. A crest on the outer surface extends from the front to the back of the helmet.

Feathered helmet mahiole

wickerwork, feathers, Hawaii, c. 61 cm (crest), d. 15.5 cm, Inv. Oz 2457

Feathered idol with the shape of a human figure, formed of wicker-work, overlaid with feathers of red, yellow and black.  The eyes are mother-of-pearl and the mouth fitted with dog-teeth.

Feathered image ki’i hulu manu

believed to represent Kuka’ilimoku, wicker, feathers, mother-of-pearl, dog teeth, Hawaii, h. 46.5 cm, w. 16 cm, d. 7.5 cm (neck), Inv. Oz 254

Feathered necklace that consists of yellow and red feathers, tightly arranged in circles.

Feathered necklace lei hulu

feathers, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 40 cm, d. 2.5 cm, Inv. Oz 253

Fishhook made of bone with a straight shank. A barb is located on the outer side of hook, directly below the point. A brown fishing line is attached to the hook.

Fishhook makau

bone, cord, Hawaii, l. 4.6 cm, w. (max.) 2 cm, Inv. Oz 227

Fishhook, made of two pieces of bone bound together with a string made from plant materials. The barb is located on the inner side of the hook.

Fishhook makau

bone, cord, Hawaii, l. 7.5 cm, w. (max.) 3.4 cm, Inv. Oz 228

Fishhook made of two pieces of bone bound together with a string made from plant materials. The barb located on inner side of hook with a brown fishing line attached.

Fishhook makau

bone, cord, Hawaii, l. 5 cm, w. (max.) 2.5 cm, Inv. Oz 229

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl with a straight shank and a barb located on the outer side of the hook, directly below the point.

Fishhook makau paweo

mother-of-pearl, cord, Hawaii, l 4.2 cm, w (max.) 2.5 cm and 2.7 cm, Inv. Oz 225

Fishhook made of mother-of-pearl with a curved shank and a barb located on the outer side of the hook, directly below the point. A short brown fishing line is attached.

Fishhook makau paweo

mother-of-pearl, cord, Hawaii, l 4.2 cm, w (max.) 2.5 cm and 2.7 cm, Inv. Oz 226

Gamestone made of stone and polished. Its formed into a round shape with flat sides.

Gamestone ‘ulu maika

Hawaii, h. 3.2 cm, d. 8 cm, Inv. Oz 221

Kava cup that consists of a half coconut shell and has an oval form.

Kava cup ipu ‘awa

coconut shell, Hawaii, h. 3 cm, d. 8 x 12 cm, Inv. Oz 394

Necklace made from snail shells strung together a plaited string.

Necklace lei

shells, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 20 cm, Inv. Oz 224

Necklace made from small worn olive nut shells strung together on a cord made of a plant material.

Necklace lei

shells, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 28 cm, Inv. Oz 243

Brown netted bag with large holes made from a plant material.

Netted bag koko

plant fibre, Hawaii, Inv. Oz 155

Spear made of brown wood and polished. The point is 24cm long with six rows of three barbs each.

Spear ihe

wood, Hawaii, l. 261 cm, Inv. Oz 255

Small narrow wand made of wood coated with the skin of a dog’s tail wrapped with a string made of a plant material.

Tabooing wand ko’o ko’o lua

wood, dog tail skin, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 117 cm, Inv. Oz 1257

Wand made of pointed wood which is coated with the skin of a dog’s tail.

Tabooing wand ko’o ko’o lua

wood, dog tail skin, plant fibre, Hawaii, l. 57.8 cm, Inv. Oz 245