ʻAhu ʻula are feathered capes. There about about 160 existing today in museums throughout the world. The largest collection is at the Bishop Museum.
This ʻahu ʻula was made from the red feathers of ʻiʻiwi (Vestiaria coccinea) and the yellow feathers from ʻōʻō (Moho spp.) attached to the netting of olonā (Touchardia latifolia) fiber.
This is one of the largest ʻahu ʻula in existence. It was collected during the voyage of the American ship Columbia Rediviva in 1789 and taken to Boston.
Bishop Museum, Honolulu, Hawaiʻi