"Things You Wouldn't Know If We Didn't Blog Intermittently."
21 April 2014
"Made from the long bones of an enemy king"
It's a kāhili- the Hawaiian royal standard. The long bone is decorated with feathers from birds of prey. The one in the painting (and the ones in this photograph) appear to be too gracile to be an entire femur or humerus; perhaps they are carved to their final form.