ʻAhuʻula are cloaks made from as many as 500,000 individual feathers attached to an olonā fiber mesh, worn by the aliʻi (chief) class in ancient Hawaiʻi. In addition to signifying the wearer's high rank, ʻahuʻula also served as an indicator of status, political position and conquest. Beautiful and prized, ʻahuʻula are a striking and unique symbol of ancient Hawaiian royalty. Also incorporated into the design are the mahiʻole (helmet) on the hood and the lei niho palaoa (whale bone necklace) around the neck.
On the right sleeve is a brief history of the cunning and ruthless Kahekilinuiʻahumanu, 25th Moʻi (Ruler) of Maui and former owner of this particular ʻahuʻula. On the left sleeve is the island and location of Kahekili II's birthplace.
- Materials: 94% Polyester 6% Spandex
- Light Layer. Soft and stretchy fabric.
- Machine Wash Cold.
- Fit is true-to-size.
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