Hawaiian Feather Work of the Polynesian natives of the Hawaiian Islands. Memoirs of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum.
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The ʻahuʻula is a feather coat reserved for the elite of the Hawaiian archipelago. It was traditionally worn with the mahiole, a feathered cap.
The kutiyapi, or kudyapi, is an indianized Filipino two-stringed, fretted boat-lute. It is the only stringed instrument among the Maguindanao people, and one of several among other groups such as the Maranao and Manobo.
The Textile Manual is an encyclopaedia of textile information, from material to yarn, from fabric structure to the finishing process. Encompassing practical tips for a range of textiles and detailed visuals, this ultra-accessible manual is the perfect companion for fashion aficionados and aspiring fashion designers.
The Igorot (also Cordillerano) are an indigenous people living on the Philippine island of Luzon.
Van Diemen’s Land is the name originally given by Europeans to the island of Tasmania, now part of Australia.
Nuku Hiva is an island of volcanic origin located in the Pacific Ocean. The original name of the island “Te Fenua Enata” means “The Earth of Men”.
The Batan Islands are an archipelago of the Philippines. They are located north of the Philippine main island of Luzon in the Strait of Luzon and belong to the province of Cagayan.
The Bagobo also Manobo, Manuvu, Obbo, Obo, are indigenous peoples of the Philippines.
Photographic excerpts from the two-volume work,- Our islands and their people as seen with camera and pencil by José de Olivares.
Inhabitants of the Sandwich Islands. Hawaiian King with feather cape and Headdress.