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Hawaii shows a female dancing the Hula on a pedestal. She is surrounded by tropical motifs including palm tree, dolphins, pineapple, tropical fish, and volcanic mountains. Located beneath her are a figure on a surfboard and three bowls of poi. Hawaii is the birthplace of the hula dance and surfing.

This is a window shade. It is dated 1938–39 and we acquired it in 2009. Gift of Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. This object is currently resting in our storage facility ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

Its medium is

hand painted on canvas

Its dimensions are

L x W: 518.2 x 162.6 cm (17 ft. x 5 ft. 4 in.)

This object was donated by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

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<ref name=CH>{{cite web |url= |title=Window Shade, "Hawaii", 1938–39 |author=Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum |accessdate=1 August 2014 |publisher=Smithsonian Institution}}</ref>

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