Kamehameha ‘Ahu’ula earrings by Sonny Ching and Paradisus, Sterling Silver 1.5″W x 1″H $100

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Kamehameha ‘Ahu’ula earrings by Sonny Ching and Paradisus, Sterling Silver 1.5″W x 1″H $100

About

“This design was commissioned by the De Young Museum in San Francisco, for the opening of the exhibit Nā Hulu Ali’i – Royal Hawaiian Featherworks.

The cloaks (‘ahu‘ula) and capes were handcrafted of plant fibers and rare feathers from endemic birds of the island. They provided spiritual protection to Hawaiian chiefs, proclaiming their identity and status.
Sterling earrings Ahu Ula Kamehameha III design by Paradisus $100. This piece is patterned after one of the capes of Kauikeaouli or Kamehameha III and is named after this great Chief. It serves as a reminder, regardless of where we come from, to stand proud of our cultural identity.”- Paradisus

 

King Kamehameha III

 

Kamehameha III (born Kauikeaouli) (March 17, 1814 – December 15, 1854) was the third king of the Kingdom of Hawaii from 1825 to 1854. His full Hawaiian name is Keaweaweʻula Kīwalaʻō Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa. The name was then lengthened to Keaweaweʻula Kīwalaʻō Kauikeaouli Kaleiopapa Kalani Waiakua Kalanikau Iokikilo Kīwalaʻō i ke kapu Kamehameha when he ascended the throne.

Under his reign, Hawaii evolved from an absolute monarchy to a constitutional monarchy. He signed both, the 1840 Constitution, which was the first Hawaiian Language Constitution, and the 1852 Constitution. Kamehameha III was the longest reigning monarch in the history of the Kingdom. He ruled for 29 years and 192 days, although in the early part of his reign he was under a regency by Queen Kaʻahumanu and later by Kaʻahumanu II. His goal was the careful balancing of modernization by adopting Western ways, while keeping his nation intact.

The dimensions listed in the ‘additional information’ table includes packing for shipment.

 

Kamehameha ‘Ahu’ula earrings by Sonny Ching and Paradisus, Sterling Silver 1.5″W x 1″H $100

Additional information

Weight 1.7 lbs
Dimensions 7.5 × 7 × 6 in

Honolulu, Hawaii (808) 596-0074