Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1993

Abstract

As researchers have amply demonstrated, quilts are a rich source of historical information. Quilt makers' beliefs, concerns, and emotions are often embodied in quilt motifs and names. Quilt making, bestowal, and use can reflect interpersonal ties and social conventions. Quilts can also convey economic circumstances, political convictions, and social commentary. In every aspect of their creation and use, quilts provide invaluable insights into peoples' lives and a society's history. Among Hawaiian quilts, one tradition in particular has much to tell about Hawai'i's past - the Hawwaiian Flag quilt.

Publication Title

The Hawaiian Journal of History

Volume

27

First Page

1

Last Page

26

Required Publisher's Statement

Published by the Hawaiian Historical Society.

Comments

Made available through eVols, University of Hawaii's open access repository.

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