This is a beautiful Kona Style Tiki LONO measuring 20 inches tall (50 cm). The image is possibly one of the finest temple-style images, presenting all of the dynamic qualities of the style and the abstraction of the headdress, hair and eyes, which in this instance are triangular, faceted elements set into the hair pattern.
Original: Pitt-Rivers Museum
This beautiful piece was hand carved out of premium monkey pod wood - the wood is solid and super thick and heavy and it was hand rubbed and hand polished to give it a smooth patina.
Perfect Tiki for your yard, pool, Tiki bar or simply indoors.
Great addition for your Tiki collection!.
Tiki Lono is mostly known as the Tiki of the Ocean, but Lono is so much more complex. He is the god of fishing, who built the first fishpond in Hana. He is also the god of husbandry and farming, represented by the 'o'o , the digging stick, which penetrates the earth and makes it fertile. He is the god of war and conflict, but also of resolution and healing.
Manifestations of Mana are what Polynesian sculptors' desire most, and Mana is not easy to define. It is most commonly defined as "power" but it also means dignity, serenity. It sometimes means bravery and often implies humor and pride. But there is no evil, no cruelty in Mana.
These sculptures are beautiful pieces of art! Place them by your entrance to greet your guests and to protect your home with their powerful presence!
Also a great gift idea with MUCH ALOHA!
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