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Bishop Museum Announces Significant New Acquisition

Bishop Museum is honored to announce the recent acquisition of a carved wooden ki‘i (image) representative of the Hawaiian god Kū. The ki‘i was purchased by Salesforce Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff and his wife Lynne from the collection of Pierre and Claude Vérité through a public auction held at Christie’s Paris in November 2017.

2018-09-25T22:34:11+00:00News Release|

Noho no i Puna ka nani me ka maikai

Contributor Mrs. Kaimu Kihe, Puʻuanahulu, North Kona, Hawaiʻi. He mele hoʻāeae. [Love chant] There was a certain man living in Puna who had a wife and then afterwards his friend took away his wife. Thereupon the husband went to Honolulu and lived in Mānoa alone. There was living at that time in [...]

2018-04-22T18:21:57+00:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|

Auheuhea Oe e Manuokekula

Contributor- Samuel Akoni Mika, Waiākea Homesteads, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. An ʻūkēkē dialogue between husband and wife. ʻŪkēkē; “A variety of musical bow…with two or commonly three strings drawn through holes at one end. The strings were strummed. According to Roberts, the old experts made no sound with the vocal cords, but the mouth cavity acted [...]

2018-09-21T15:42:50+00:00Library & Archives, Welo Hou|