UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION – Hawaiinuiakea Silent Auction
Auction Ends: Dec 1, 2021 11:59 PM HST


Lei Hulu Humupapa by Kahiau Cabalse

Item Number
Estimated Value
$300 USD
$350 USD to mrd2ca325

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII FOUNDATION (tax ID 990085260) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
9  -  Bid History

Item Description

Lei humupapa (feather hatband) made from Lady Amherst pheasant feathers by Kahiau Cabalse.  She is a student of Lehuanani Chock @kahailimanu on IG.

Papale lauhala (lauhala hat) not included.

A message and info about the lei hulu provided by the designer, Kahiau Cabalse.

" A big mahalo to my Kumu Lehuanani Chock for bringing this beautiful lei to us! 

This lei is ALL the Sunday Brunch vibes! Made of nearly a thousand bird feathers, the green, gold and fiery red hues are gorgeous in the sunlight!

(wiki) The species is native to and common in southwestern China and far northern Myanmar, but has been introduced elsewhere. The male is brightly colored while the female blends in to her rustic surroundings with a light brown mottled coat. They can fly, but prefer to run. Home is dark thickets of forest where they settle in to roost at night. 

British botanist Lady Sarah Amherst first introduced the ornamental pheasant on her estates near the Duke of Bedford's Woburn Abbey in England. That’s where it picked up its more familiar English name “Lady Amherst.” Some birds even made it across the border to Scotland. A well-traveled bird! 

Item Special Note

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Donated By:

Kahiau Cabalse