Noho Aliʻi – Royal Throne

Liliʻuokalani, Queen of Hawaiʻi Nei
Liliʻuokalani, Queen of Hawaiʻi nei, seated on her throne, which is draped with a royal feather cape.

Representations of the royal thrones of Hawaiʻi will be placed in the Oʻahu section of Lei Wili Aloha, the Carousel of Aloha. The Noho Aliʻi (translates to English as, “Royal Seats”) will be designed with fold-up seats so that wheelchairs can be rolled into them, and locked in place.

Seated on the thrones, visitors can reflect on the days of the Hawaiian Monarchy.

Also in the Oʻahu section will be a peacock, to honor Kaʻiulani.

The festoons and swags will be saffron/gold and incorporate lei ʻilima, the color and lei representing Oʻahu in pageantry.

Liliʻuokalani seated on throne.
Liliʻuokalani seated on throne.

Carving will begin on the Queen’s throne on 9 September 2017, at He Haliʻa Aloha no Liliʻuokalani Festival at Liliʻuokalani Gardens.

At the festival, the wood for the Queen’s throne will be blessed, and the first cuts made. Other figures from the Carousel of Aloha project also will be on view, and festival-goers will get to try carving.

Juanette meeting with Shanna and Kerry of ʻIolani Furniture about building hte thrones for Lei Wili Aloha, the Carousel of Aloha.
Juanette meeting with Shanna and Kerry of ʻIolani Furniture about building the thrones for Lei Wili Aloha, the Carousel of Aloha.