The 2018 Hawaiian History Calendar features photographs and images related to Hawaiian featherwork.
Through the 19th century, bird-catchers gathered feathers from a variety of birds to be crafted into cloaks, helmets, lei and other items for the aliʻi. During the 20th century, imitations of traditional feather capes, and other items were used to represent native Hawaiian culture. Today, many artists and practitioners use techniques developed centuries ago to teach and preserve the feather work traditions.
As always, the calendar’s pages are filled with notes about significant dates and interesting facts of Hawai‘i’ s history.
On the cover: Queen Kapioʻlani , capes being aired at Pualeilani in Waikīkī, Oʻahu, after 1891. Many photographs in the calendar are from the collections of the Hawaiian Historical Society, that date from the 1860s through the 1950s.
Calendars are $10, plus $2 shipping to US addresses. Discounts available for Society members. Please contact HHSOffice@hawaiianhistory.org to order.