夏威夷人的威望和荣誉的象征，现在在世界各地的博物馆里都装饰着捕鸟人的杰出作品。这些捕鸟人住在瓦科勒(高地森林)的森林深处，那里是鸟类的栖息地。他们使用的技术被称为kahekahe。这项技术被用来修剪ohi ‘ a树的树枝，其中大部分的花是胶状的，其他的是从面包果的粘性汁液中获得的。这只鸟过去常常被欧喜花吸引，然后就粘在花上，很容易被抓住。在鸟类羽毛的清除过程中，我们得到了很多的关注，并使用了药膏来帮助这只鸟痊愈(龟广)。人们花了很多精力来制作这些羽毛披风，现在这些披风只是博物馆的装饰。
Because of banning of tapu (kapu) system which was the Hawaiin code of conduct and missionization, the religious and sacred quality of such cloaks has weakened. However, some Hawaiin still wear these cloaks as sings of title and rank. Seeing the hectic work involved, Hawaiians were reluctant to trade away the valued symbol of power and prestige. During the time of early Polynesia, red was sacred royal color whose feathers were most valued. Ahu ulu, which means red in Hawaii combined with the word Ulu, was used by rulers at the time of Captain Cook (Libal). The mamo lively yellow feathers and pale yellow feathers were treasured because of scarcity of such leaves. The helmets and cloaks which were beautiful in design and color, and were crafted complicatedly were made from unusual materials. To bring more to their attractiveness, they were used in battle armour as helmets robust enough toward the blows of head. Such cloaks acted just like flak jackets against weapons such as sling stones (Beaglehole). However, these cloaks will never be worn by anyone again. The netting made up of fibre which composes the basic structure is very fragile now. Three distinct netting pieces were joined skillfully to make one framework. Threads used to fasten such feathers into small bundles and on the netting. The frame work begins from bottom, so every novel row hides quills of such feathers below (Lightner). However, due to weather, economic and societal changes, such cloaks lost their importance with time.
Today these feather cloaks are an adornment of the museums and Arts and Crafts Centers all across the world. Just like all other forms of arts, these feather cloaks became the embellishment of museums only. Artisans of today are willing to forget these feather cloaks as never before. The feather hatbands today range from $100 for simple band of dyed goose feathers to about $1000 for shimmering turquoise delicate pheasant feathers. Craft shops and fairs such as Kamuela Hat Company and Cook’s Discoveries in Waimea located on Big Island. Several other gift boutiques situated all over the Hawaiian Islands, carry tales of these legacies from the past which give wearer a majestic appearance. Even today, tourists and artisans relish and celebrate the Hawaiian culture. Hawaiian art and crafts is celebrated by everyone who either visits these Islands or live there (Lightner). Artisans, Craftsmen, tourists and general people adorn the Hawaiian culture and visit museums to learn more about their art and culture; but yes, the fate of all artifacts is the same when they reach the home of the artisans or tourists. Either they are adorned on walls in their homes for sometimes, or kept away as gifts from Hawaii in some drawers in the garage. Collectors of artifacts celebrate and decorate them, but they also sell them after sometime.
The symbol of Hawaiian prestige and honor, now embellished all over the world in museums were remarkable works of the bird catchers. These bird catchers lived in the deep forests of wao kele (upland forest) which was the birds’ habitat where they hunted. The technique they used was known as kahekahe. This technique was used to prune branches of ohi’a tree where most of the flowers were gummed and others were obtained from sticky sap of ‘ulu (breadfruit). The bird used to get attracted from ohi’a blossom and then used to get stuck to it and became easy to catch. A lot of care was obtained in eradicating feathers from bird, and salve was applied to assist this bird to heal (Kamehiro). A lot of effort was put in to make these feather cloaks which are now the embellishment of museums only.