New kahili made by Keahi Luahine, 1920.

CEREMONY MARKS TRANSFER OF FINE PAGEANT KAHILIS

Fourteen magnificent kahilis, completed after three months of painstaking toil by a Hawaiian, Keahi Luahine, of Kakaako, especially for the great Missionary Centennial Pageant of Tuesday next, were last evening, at 7 o’clock, ceremoniously conveyed from Kakaako to Bishop Hall, Punahou.

The ceremonies attending the transfer were such as would have been held in honor of such royal symbols in the past. They are replicas of kahilis now in the Bishop museum.

An interesting feature of the transfer was the fact that the kahilis were borne by haole women, descendants of early missionaries, this being the first occasion when any but Hawaiians have borne the feather emblems. The makers of the handsome standards is a descendant of the maker of kahilis for Kamehameha the Great.

Those who bore the precious replicas, in an auto truck, were Miss Ethel Damon, Miss Mary Winne, Miss Jane Winne, Mrs. Harold Giffard, Mrs. Henry Lyman, Mrs. A. P. Taylor and Mrs. Kalauokalani Stone.

(Pacific Commercial Advertiser, 4/8/1920, p. 2)

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The Pacific Commercial Advertiser, Volume LIX, Number 11922, Page 2. April 8, 1920.

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