This stylized coat of arms ornament hangs from the puloulou, or royal kapu staff, on display in the Throne Room of Iolani Palace. Both were coronation gifts to King Kalakaua on February 12, 1883. The ornament features puloulou, the Hawaiian colors, and the national motto engraved on a golden ribbon. At its center is ke kukuioiwikauikaua, the torch that burns at mid-day. It is a symbol of King Kalakaua's reign. A Hawaiian inscription on the back documents the origin and presentation of the puloulou.
Made of solid brass, electro-plated with a gold finish.