Whale tooth necklace (lei niho palaoa)

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Hawaiian, Whale tooth necklace (lei niho palaoa)
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe

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Hawaiian, Whale tooth necklace (lei niho palaoa)
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe

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Hawaiian, Whale tooth necklace (lei niho palaoa)
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe

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Hawaiian, Whale tooth necklace (lei niho palaoa)
Photo Credit: 

Petegorsky/Gipe

Not On View
Unknown
Oceanic; Hawaiian
Place made: 
Oceania; Polynesia; Kingdom of Hawaii (United States); Hawaii
Whale tooth necklace (lei niho palaoa), early 19th century
Human hair, olona fiber, and walrus ivory
Overall: 15 1/2 in x 6 3/4 in x 2 1/4 in; 39.37 cm x 17.145 cm x 5.715 cm
Source and method of acquisition unknown (probably 1844)
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