Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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arm or ankle ornament
  • Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian) peoples
  • arm or ankle ornament, late 1800s–1929
  • Where object was made: Hawaii, United States
  • plant fiber, string
  • Object Length/Width/Depth: 21 x 18 x 3 cm measured while tied
    Object Length/Width/Depth: 8 1/4 x 7 1/16 x 1 3/16 in measured while tied
  • Gift of David W. Holroyd
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6663

The armband or anklet is made of short grass fibers knotted on a string. The ends of the grass are left free as fringe. It is a light natural color. The ends of the string are left free to tie.