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Kupe'e Palaoa

human history
  • Other Name

    kupee palaoa (Hawaiian)

    Ivory wrist ornament (English)

  • Description

    Kupe'e Palaoa. Ivory wrist ornament. This is a two-sided, oval form. One side features a curved surface and the other side a flat surface. The flat side is lined with three drilled perforations that connect internally. It is pale yellow in colour with a smooth and polished surface. Its colouring is the result of being wrapped in Tī leaves and exposed to sugar cane smoke. This ornament would be worn across the wrist.

  • Place
  • Accession Date
  • Other Id

    14538 (ethnology)

    E9 (Edge-Partington)

  • Department
ornament, 14538, E9, Photographed by Denise Baynham,… … Read more

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