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Highlights approximately seventy-five rare examples of the finest featherwork extant: capes and cloaks, royal staffs, feather lei, helmets, feathered god images, and related paintings and works on paper. With their brilliant colouring and abstract compositions of crescents, triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, and lines, the artworks are both beautiful and rich in cultural significance.

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Highlights approximately seventy-five rare examples of the finest featherwork extant: capes and cloaks, royal staffs, feather lei, helmets, feathered god images, and related paintings and works on paper. With their brilliant colouring and abstract compositions of crescents, triangles, circles, quadrilaterals, and lines, the artworks are both beautiful and rich in cultural significance.
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Leah Pualahaole Caldeira (Editor) Leah Pualaha'ole Caldeira is collections manager of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum Archives, where she oversees manuscripts, art, photographs, recordings, and other archival materials related to Hawai'i and the Pacific.Christina Hellmich (Editor) Christina Hellmich is curator in charge of the arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and a specialist in the arts of Oceania.Adrienne Kaeppler (Editor) Adrienne Kaeppler is curator of Oceanic ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D. C. She has carried out field research in Tonga, Hawai'i, and elsewhere in Polynesia. Renowned for her work on the ethnography and collections from Cook's voyages, she continues to focus on connections between social structure and the visual and performing arts.Betty Lou Kam (Editor) Betty Lou Kam worked at the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum for thirty-four years, studying primary source collections and cultural artifacts to present exhibitions, publications, programs, and lectures. Now retired, she serves as a vice-chair and commissioner for the Mayor's Office on Culture and the Arts in Honolulu, board member for the Damien and Marianne Memorial Museum Foundation, and researcher and consultant to agencies on other projects relating to Hawaii culture and history.Roger G. Rose (Editor) Roger Rose is an anthropologist who has worked as a curator and consultant with the Bishop Museum's ethnological collections for more than four decades. His research and publications focus on kāhili in all their forms.