From the very beginning, Hawaiian culture has celebrated women’s power, passion and intellect. The creation chant Kumulipo states that the first human was a wahine (woman), La‘ila‘i.
Emma Kalanikaumakaʻamano Kaleleonālani Naʻea Rooke of Hawaiʻi (1836 – 1885) was queen of Hawaii as the wife of King Kamehameha IV from 1856 to his death in 1863.
Queen Emma was known for her expansive humanitarian efforts. Inspired by her adoptive father's work, she encouraged her husband to establish a public hospital to help the Native Hawaiians.
Emma had a long history of helping to establish public programs.
In 1859, she established Queen's Hospital and visited patients there almost daily whenever she was in residence in Honolulu. It is now called the Queen's Medical Center. She also founded St. Andrewʻs Priory school for girls. Queen Emma recognized the educational needs of the young women of Hawaiʻi and founded St. Andrew's Priory so that Hawaiian girls would receive an education equivalent to what was traditionally offered only to boys.
This glass tray measures 5x8." It also can be custom ordered in other sizes; please send us an email if interested.
Please see our "Details" section for more information on the construction, and care of our catch-all trays.
In the potichomania process, the glass acts as both a foundation and protective finish, saving the step of varnishing. The original intent was to recreate Greek and Etruscan vases by simulating rare and expensive Sevrés porcelain.
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This tray measures approximately 5x8 inches. The relative thinness of the tray – just over 1/8” thick – belies the complexity of the potichomania process. Each of our trays is comprised of a glass tray, three layers of 28# paper, four coatings of varnish, and finished with two coats, each of paint and clear acrylic spray. We’ve added a high-quality felt pad on the bottom in order to protect your home surfaces.a
Care: Please spray with a gentle glass cleanser and wipe clean. Do not submerge in water. For decorative purposes only.
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