Bishop Museum, Honolulu - Hawaiian Collection Photos

The Bishop Museum in Honolulu has the largest collection of objects of native Hawaiian culture in the world. It comprises objects of Hawaiian Royalty such as Kāhili royal feather standard, royal feathered capes ('ahu'ula), plus kapa bark cloth, baskets, gourd containers, wooden poi bowls, and carved temple images.

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Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kāhili Room with collection Hawaiian royal feather standards & portraits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian royal feather standards at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian Kāhili royal feather standards at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum (1889). Honolulu, HI. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: William F. Smith.Kāhili Room with collection Hawaiian royal feather standards (prior to 1889) & portraits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian royal feather standards (Kāhili) (prior to 1889) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian Kāhili royal feather standards (prior to 1889) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Kāhili royal feather standard of Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa o Kamehameha at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kāhili royal feather standard of Princess Victoria Kamāmalu & funerary Kāhili of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kāhili royal feather standard & portraits of Hawaiian kings at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kāhili royal feather standards & portrait of King Kamehameha the Great at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Kāhili royal feather standard (1859) of Prince Albert Edward Kauikeaouli Leiopapa o Kamehameha at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kāhili royal feather standard of Princess Victoria Kamāmalu & funerary Kāhili of Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1884) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kāhili royal feather standard & portraits of Hawaiian kings at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kāhili royal feather standards & portrait of King Kamehameha the Great (c1758-1819) at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Portrait of King Kamehameha the Great at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Portrait of King Kamehameha II who abolished kapu at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Portrait of King Kamehameha III who established the Hawaiian constitutional monarchy at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.King Kamehameha IV portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Portrait of King Kamehameha the Great (c1758-1819) at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Portrait of King Kamehameha II (c1798-1824) who abolished kapu (taboo system) at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Portrait of King Kamehameha III (1813-1854) who established the Hawaiian constitutional monarchy at Bishop Museum Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.King Kamehameha IV (1834-1863) (who kept Hawaii independent & built hospitals with wife Queen Emma) portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
King Kamehameha V in portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Photo of Queen Emma wife of King Kamehameha IV at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Queen Emma portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Photo of Princess Ruth Ke'elikōlani with Sam Parker & John Cummins at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
King Kamehameha V (1830-1872) in portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Photo of Queen Emma (1836-1885) wife of King Kamehameha IV at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Queen Emma (1836-1885) portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Photo of Princess Ruth Ke'elikōlani (1826-1883) with Sam Parker & John Cummins at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop portrait by Jennie S. Loop at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.King Kalākaua portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.King Kalākaua portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Photo of Queen Lili'uokalani at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop (1831-1884) portrait by Jennie S. Loop at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.King Kalākaua (1836-1891) (who built 'Iolani Palace) portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.King Kalākaua (1836-1891) (who built 'Iolani Palace) portrait by William Cogswell at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Photo of Queen Lili'uokalani (1838-1917) (who was deposed in 1893) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Photos of Hawaiian royal family members at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Bust of King Lunalilo by Allen Hutchinson at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Man wearing feather cloak & helmet painting attrib. to Rembrandt Peale at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian woman with dog painting by John Mix Stanley at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Photos of Hawaiian royal family members at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Bust (1890) of King Lunalilo by Allen Hutchinson at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Man wearing feather cloak & helmet painting (c1805-30) attrib. to Rembrandt Peale at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian woman with dog painting (1849) by John Mix Stanley at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
William Charles Lunalilo, as a boy painting by Joel Blakeslee Knapp at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Eruption of Mauna Loa as seen from Kawaihae painting by Charles Furneaux at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Painting of Diamond Head from Waikiki attrib. to Margaret Girvin Gillin at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Home of Kamehameha V in Waikiki shell painting attrib. to Bernice Pauahi Bishop at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
William Charles Lunalilo, as a boy painting (1847) by Joel Blakeslee Knapp at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Eruption of Mauna Loa (Nov. 5, 1880) as seen from Kawaihae painting (1881) by Charles Furneaux at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Painting of Diamond Head from Waikiki (c1880) attrib. to Margaret Girvin Gillin at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Home of Kamehameha V in Waikiki shell painting (c1889) attrib. to Bernice Pauahi Bishop at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian Hall exhibition room of Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian Hall exhibition room of Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Grand Kū temple images at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden temple image from Kaua'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian Hall exhibition room of Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian Hall exhibition room of Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Grand Kū temple images (before 1895) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden temple image from Kaua'i (before 1909) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Double hulled Hawaiian fishing canoe at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Double hulled Hawaiian fishing canoe at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered ancestral deity associated with Kamehameha the Great at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape thought to have belonged to chief Kalani'ōpu'u who welcomed Captain James Cook in 1779 at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Double hulled Hawaiian fishing canoe (wa'a kaulua) (1908) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Double hulled Hawaiian fishing canoe (wa'a kaulua) (1908) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered ancestral deity associated with Kamehameha the Great at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape ('ahu'ula) thought to have belonged to chief Kalani'ōpu'u who welcomed Captain James Cook in 1779 at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Feathered cape collected during voyage of American ship Columbia Rediviva in 1789 at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered shoulder cape worn by Bernice Pauaki as a child at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Feathered cape ('ahu'ula) collected during voyage of American ship Columbia Rediviva in 1789 at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape ('ahu'ula) (1830-5) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape ('ahu'ula) (c1893) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered shoulder cape ('ahu'ula) worn by Bernice Pauaki as a child at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Feathered cape gift of Kamehameha IV to Lady Franklin at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape owned by Queen Emma at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape gift of Kamehameha III to Perkins Family of Boston at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Lei Niho Palaoa Hawaiian chief's neck ornament with carved whale tooth on braided human hair at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Feathered cape ('ahu'ula) gift of Kamehameha IV to Lady Franklin (1861) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape ('ahu'ula) owned by Queen Emma (before 1889) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Feathered cape ('ahu'ula) gift of Kamehameha III to Perkins Family of Boston at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Lei Niho Palaoa Hawaiian chief's neck ornament (before 1923) with carved whale tooth on braided human hair at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian Ivory lei necklace at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Bone fishhook for sharks at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Collection of Hawaiian fishhooks & lures at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian kapa bark cloth at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian Ivory lei necklace at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Bone fishhook for sharks at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Collection of Hawaiian fishhooks & lures at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian kapa bark cloth (before 1848) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian kapa bark cloth at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kapa beaters for creating patterns on barkcloth at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Decorative Hawaiian woven mat at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian kapa bark cloth (before 1848) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Kapa beaters for creating patterns on barkcloth at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Decorative Hawaiian woven mat at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian basket (hīna'i) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottles at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd bottle at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian basket (hīna'i) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian basket (hīna'i) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottles at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd bottle (before 1901) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottle at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian poi bowls at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottle at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian poi bowls at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Stone Hawaiian poi pounders at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian meet platter at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian covered bowl at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Basalt stone images from Necker Island at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Stone Hawaiian poi pounders at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian meet platter (before 1889) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian covered bowl at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Basalt stone images from Necker Island (before 1894) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Wooden image from Kaua'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden image from Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden temple image from Waipi'o Valley, Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden poison god from Hau'ula, Oahu at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Wooden image from Kaua'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden image from Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden temple image from Waipi'o Valley, Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden poison god (1852) from Hau'ula, Oahu at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Carved wooden plaque of mangoes by Manuel Silva at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Carved wooden plaque of mangoes (before 1906) by Manuel Silva at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.

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