Uluhaimalama Ribbons? 1894.

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Ribbons stamped in gold: Uluhaimalama, is what these days is the great excitement; it is something of pride to place upon your hat.  We give our much appreciation for the spirited action of the lady who went to print these ribbons.

[There must be a lot of these still around?]

(Leo o ka Lahui, 10/17/1894, p. 2)

O ka lipine i kuniia...

Ka Leo o ka Lahui, Buke II, Helu 1051, Aoao 2. Okatoba 17, 1894.

6 thoughts on “Uluhaimalama Ribbons? 1894.

  1. One of these ribbon-hat bands was incorporated into the quilt begun by Queen Lili’uokalani and her ladies-in-waiting while she was imprisoned at ‘Iolani Palace and later completed at Washington Place.

  2. Are these in honor of the garden Liliuokalani planted on the slopes of Punchbowl – ? Am I remembering correctly? I don’t remember ever seeing one of these ribbons.

    • Yes, indeed. The ribbons commemorate Uluhaimalama, the garden, and certainly, the fight of the Queen and her nation. I assumed that there would be many examples still around today. Maybe they are stored away in boxes in closets or under beds?

      • Aloha: late to the conversation, but there is a (kind of famous) newspaper report on the planting ceremony of Uluhaimalama that took place in Oct. 1894 (“Uluhaimalama” in Ka Makaainana, Oct. 15, 1894, p. 1). It includes a description of the hat bands (ribbons). It reads: “Ua kinikohu ae ke description of the hat bands (ribbons). It reads: “Ua kinikohu ae kekahi poe wahine i ko lakou mau papale me na lipine waihoolulu polu ahiehie i paiia ma ka inoa o ka malapua me na hua palapala gula, he hie maoli no hoi i ka nana aku. Lehulehu o ia ano lipine e ikeia nei i keia mau la.” Roughly: Some women decorated their hats with the silver blue colored ribbons printed with the name of the garden in gold lettering, really beautiful to look. Many of this type of ribbon is seen these days.”

  3. Aloha: late to the conversation, but there is a (kind of famous) newspaper report on the planting ceremony of Uluhaimalama that took place in Oct. 1894 (“Uluhaimalama” in Ka Makaainana, Oct. 15, 1894, p. 1). It includes a description of the hat bands (ribbons). It reads: “Ua kinikohu ae ke description of the hat bands (ribbons). It reads: “Ua kinikohu ae kekahi poe wahine i ko lakou mau papale me na lipine waihoolulu polu ahiehie i paiia ma ka inoa o ka malapua me na hua palapala gula, he hie maoli no hoi i ka nana aku. Lehulehu o ia ano lipine e ikeia nei i keia mau la.” Roughly: Some women decorated their hats with the silver blue colored ribbons printed with the name of the garden in gold lettering, really beautiful to look. Many of this type of ribbon is seen these days.”

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