This work depicts a cloak currently on
view in the Bishop Museum. Made
primarily of yellow mamo feathers, it is
accented with red crescent shapes of
iiwi and apapane.
The crescent, triangle, and circle were
frequent shapes employed in ancestral
design. In featherwork they were added
not just for beauty but additional mana.
This cloak is made primarily of yellow
mamo feathers, which led some to
believe it contributed to the extinction of
the species. Scientists have determined
the mamo suffered the familiar
symptoms of extinction – loss of natural
habitat and introduced disease.
Limited Edition Giclee canvas prints (400)
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