Masquerade party at the palace, 1874.

[Found under: “Nu Hou Kuloko.”]

Masked Entertainment.—In the evening of this past Saturday, a party was held in the Palace by the monarchs and those who were invited to go there. Each person was hidden behind a mask [maka kii], and everyone was befuddled because the features of people could not be seen. You went up to someone to figure out who it was, maybe by their figure, or the back of the head. You turned away, and you were confused once again, as people’s features were hidden.

(Kuokoa, 5/2/1874, p. 2)

Lealea maka kii.

Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke XIII, Helu 18, Aoao 2. Mei 2, 1874.

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