As Hawaii celebrates King Kamehameha Day on Wednesday, a recently created feather cape, helmet and sash, which recall the monarch who is being honored across the state, will go on display.
The featherworks were commissioned by Hawaiian Legacy Hardwoods and created by artist Rick San Nicolas. They use nearly a quarter-million pheasant feathers in the re-creation of garments worn by Kamehameha, who united the Hawaiian Islands by 1810. He died in 1819. He is honored each year on June 11, a state holiday.