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apr 4, 1700 - 215 ‘Ahu ‘ula (feather cape)

Description:

Late 18th Century
Feathers and fiber
Hawaii
worn as a cape and it is supposed to protect one's mana (preventing people and spirits from reaching you); ceremonial and used in battle; part of aristocratic culture
C: they were used to assert chiefly power and maintain social control; it’s unique to Hawaiian culture; they traded 36 cloaks and brought them to England but they only saw them as exotic and weird instead of beautiful; people told stories about these cloaks being used or going through a battle; this was found on Captain Cook's last fateful voyage; men would wear these cloaks or capes

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Date:

apr 4, 1700
Now
~ 318 years ago

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