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Hawaiian artist

Makau (fish hook), first half 19th century

  • Sperm whale ivory, fiber
  • Hawai'i
  • Gift of Mr. Stephen W. Phillips and Mrs. Stephen H. Phillips, 1925
  • E19700
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Hawaiian artist

No'a (no'a game disc), first half 19th century

  • Wood, tooth
  • Hawai'i
  • Gift of Mr. Stephen W. Phillips and Mrs. Stephen H. Phillips, 1925
  • E19772
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Marquesan artist

Finger ornament, 19th century

  • Bone, coconut fiber, hair, textile
  • Marquesas Islands
  • H: 5 1/2 in (H: 14.0 cm)
  • Museum Purchase, 1925
  • E19930
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Cook Islands Maori artist

Fan, 19th century

  • Wood, plant material
  • Rarotonga, Cook Islands
  • Gift of Mary T. Saunders, date unknown
  • E2144
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Tahitian artist

Fan, 19th century

  • Wood, plant material
  • Tahiti, Society Islands
  • Gift of Mary T. Saunders, 1890
  • E2145
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Marquesan artist

Ipu ehi (food container), 18th century

  • Coconut shell, human bone, coconut fiber, koku'u (sapindus) seeds
  • Marquesas Islands
  • circum.: 20 1/2 in (circum.: 52.1 cm)
  • Museum purchase, 1937
  • E22556
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Maori artist

Rorehape rakau (short club), early 20th century

  • Wood, paua shell (abalone haliotis), shell
  • New Zealand (Aotearoa)
  • H: 14 in, W: 5 in, D: 1 in (H: 35.6 cm, W: 12.7 cm, D: 2.5 cm)
  • Gift of Mr. Stephen W. Phillips, 1945
  • E23543
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Marquesan artist

Pa'e kaha (head ornament), 19th century

  • Coconut fiber, tortoise shell, shell, button
  • Marquesas Islands
  • By exchange with the Bernice P. Bishop Museum, 1950
  • E28484
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Almalene Ku'uipo Gray-Parker (Hawaiian)

Moai Kava Kava, 2001

  • Dyed coconut, raffia, and hau twine, bone, human hair, granite
  • Hawaii
  • H: 18 in, W: 19 in, D: 13 in (H: 45.7 cm, W: 48.3 cm, D: 33.0 cm)
  • Museum purchase, Pi'iliani Cook Whittier Fund, 2002
  • E301981.AB
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Bernice Akamine (Hawaiian, birth 1949)

Kava - We, the two of us, 2000

  • Glass, glass powder, dye, sand
  • Hawai'i
  • Museum purchase, 2002
  • E301984.AB
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