Cock-fighting was once a favorite sport and past time for Hawaiian aliʻi (royalty). Prized possessions, territories, and even lives were wagered in these exciting matches.
I have always had an affinity for the Red Jungle Fowl, the particular species of game fowl brought to the Hawaiian Islands by its first Polynesian inhabitants, and ancient ancestor to the modern domesticated chicken. I love their beautiful feathers, their regal stance, and their fighting spirit.
For this piece, I imagined an aliʻi wearing an ʻahuʻula (feathered cloak) made from the hackles of opponents fallen to his moa mahi (fighting cock).
Total of 20 prints available for purchase.
- 100% Canvas, UV archival inks
- 12"(L) x 12"(H) x 0.7"(Depth)
- 18.02 Oz. Fade-resistant UV archival inks, long-lasting canvas print.
- Protective coating, resistant to scratches and spills.
- Lightweight material. Wooden frame inside, wrapped with canvas outside.
- Hanging hardware included.
- Non water-proof fabric.