Here is a beautiful tiki figure measuring 32 inches, made out of solid Acacia Koa wood also known as Monkey Pod Wood.
Called PELE, collected in Hawaii prior to 1879.
ORIGINAL: Musee de l'Homme, PARIS PROVENANCE: undertermined
Madam Pele, Queen of Fire:
She was the daughter of the Earth Goddess Haumea and dwells in the Kilauea volcano. This wild and fiery goddess is widely venerated in Hawaii and other parts of Polynesia. When eruptions threaten towns it is thought that Pele is angry. Her volcanoes are both destroyers and creators of the earth, since her flowing lava makes new land. Pele's husband, the Pig God Kamapua'a, is the inventor of agriculture. Notice the spouting "lava crest" of her comb headdress.
(adapted from a 19th cent. carved wood image, Museum of Man, Paris)
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.
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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