Stone Implements and Stone Work of the Ancient Hawaiians Volume 1, No. 4

Stone Implements and Stone Work of the Ancient Hawaiians Volume 1, No. 4

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...for fish, etc. The workmanship seems modern and it is quite possible that this is the poor work of some Portuguese or Japanese imitator. It is shown in Fig. 55. The! extreme length is 12.5 in. i Stone Cups.--I would now call attention to the FIG. 54. STONE BOWL FROM NIHOA ISLAND.. _ t Tt w' most common of Hawaii an stone vessels, the cups or saucers, which present every state of elaboration. They are found all over the group, some of them of considerable antiquity, and they were used by the fishermen to prepare bait (palu), by the tatuer to hold his ink, by the kapa printer to hold her dyes, and by man, woman and child for the innumerable purposes for which such a container is convenient, especially in a civilization where the differentiation of dishes has not attained the stage of modern housekeeping. In Fig. 56 I have placed some typical forms of these cups from the most finished (No. 2974) to the roughest (No. 7760); the form with thick lips that could be used as a lamp (No. 3568) and the fanciful form (No. 3569) that might serve as cup to No. 2974 _.. as saucer. It is seldom that these cups when dug up betray any definite marks of their former use, but sometimes the dye is still permeating the porous stone, and in others the burned oil is clearly in evidence. Although most of these cups have long since been discarded for the more convenient products of Fig. 55. Hawaiian Stone Dish. foreign make, not in frequently an old fisherman attributes greater efficacy to the ancient cup, and I have seen bait mixed carefully in a treasured relic of his predecessors. Referring to Pl. XL/VII. where many of these cups are shown, No. 1229 is certainly a dye cup and No. 7728 is undoubtedly a lamp, while the others may have been used for anything. The lefthand...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236574923
  • 9781236574923