Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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lei (necklace)?
  • unknown Kanaka Maoli (Hawaiian) maker
  • lei (necklace)?, late 1800s–1929
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silk cloth
  • Object Length: a 53 cm
    Object Length: a 20 7/8 in
    Object Length: b 62 cm
    Object Length: b 24 3/8 in
  • Gift of David W. Holroyd
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4014.a,b

The two narrow lengths of yellow silk ribbon are closely bunched and frayed, giving the appearance of a thick fuzzy (or feathered) cord. The edges have been frayed. The pieces were gathered at one time in a spiralling fashion.
2007.4014.a is the shorter length and 2007.4014.b is the longer.