|Curious crewel from an estate in Hilo, Hawaii, 32" x 47.5"|
From the seller's description:
The Hawaiian floral and fauna scenes include: Hibiscus, orchids, anthuriums, bird of paradise, tall iron wood trees, a waterfall with ferns, Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa, a red crested cardinal, and the sun. What extremely interesting about this piece is that it's about the upper elevations, not the ocean. It depicts the floral and fauna of the upper ahupua'a, the mountain life. If you collect Hawaiian vintage, you have got to know just how rare this is. This was not meant for resale or the tourist trade. Just a local island auntie enjoying were she lives. It was a labor of love. I have chicken skin!
Me too! Can't wait to see it in person.