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Kahili once more grace palace throne

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    One of the two new 16-foot-tall kahili recently installed in the Throne Room at Iolani Palace. More than 22,000 Laysan albatross feathers were used in the process.

A new pair of resplendent feather kahili are standing at attention in the Throne Room of Iolani Palace. Brilliant white and 16 feet tall, the standards were made by hand using more than 22,000 moli (Laysan albatross) feathers and installed at midnight Nov. 16 under cover of darkness, as was dictated by royal protocol during the reign of King Kalakaua. Read more

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