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Hawaiian birthing stone with mamaki leaves

Hawaiian birthing stone, located at the Kūkaniloko Birth Site on Oʻahu. Used only by royalty for birthing - the woman would arrive in the presence of 36 male chiefs and position herself on the stone to give birth. The mamaki leaves found placed on this stone were used traditionally to relax tense muscles prior to childbirth.

TAGS: Hawaii, Oahu

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Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
Member since 2017
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© Salvatore Lanzilotti.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 10.2016
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 25, 2017, 3:18 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/250
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO320
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PHOTO LOCATION Wahiawa Plateau, Oahu, Hawaii, United States of America