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This is an original printed sewing pattern. It remains unused. This envelope contains pattern pieces and instructions to create a pillow appliqued with mamo. Mamo was a type of Hawaiian honeycreeper (bird) that has been made extinct, but was highly valued in Hawaiian culture for its yellow feathers. Capes including mamo feathers were made for powerful or influencial people in Hawaii -- the more yellow in the cape, the more powerful the person, because the yellow mamo feathers were more rare. King Kamehameha had a fully yellow cape made from 450,000 of their feathers -- caught safely and rereleased so as not to harm the bird population. Alas, Americans ultimately caused the extinction of this beautiful bird, by destroying its habitat. None have been seen since the late 1800s.
Makes a 22" pillow
Complete with all pieces and instructions.
Check out our other listings for other Poakalani's cushion patterns, perfect for your Hawaiian decor.
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