Gift for a king

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    Kauai Museum Director Chucky Boy Chock joins the audience in watching the Michael Drake ohana unveil the Ha‘akulou Thursday afternoon in the Kauai Museum main gallery.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Anolani Higashi of Ka Lei Mokihana O Leina‘ala performs a tribute hula to Kaumuali‘i against the backdrop of the Ha‘akulou that was unveiled Thursday at the Kauai Museum.

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    Lopaka Bukoski leads the procession of dignitaries that include the Royal Order of Kamehamea, Na Wahine Hui O Kamehameha, ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu, Hale O Na Ali‘i O Hawaii, Daughters of Hawaii, and other VIPs Thursday during the unveiling of the Ha‘akulou at the Kauai Museum.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    The audience, comprised heavily of the Hawaiian benevolent clubs, including The Royal Order of Kamehameha, Na Wahine Hui O Kamehameha, ‘Ahahui Ka‘ahumanu, Hale O Na Ali‘i O Hawaii, and Daughters of Hawaii, admire the Ha‘akulou (King Kaumuali‘i’s helmet and cloak), which was unveiled Thursday at the Kauai Museum in Lihue.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Guests to the unveiling of the Ha‘akulou (King Kaumuali‘i’s cloak) flow past the display of the feather helmet and cloak Thursday at the Kauai Museum.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Rick Makanaaloha San Nicolas, feather-maker, answers questions about the Ha‘akulou (King Kaumuali‘i’s cloak, behind him), while guests admire the helmet and cloak on display following the unveiling at the Kauai Museum Thursday.

LIHUE — When the curtains were pulled away Thursday to reveal the royal cloak honoring King Kaumuali‘i, it was the first time Maryanne Kusaka had seen it.

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