This large CHIEF Tiki Mask / Statue has been carefully hand carved by an experienced artist and features realistic facial features. Great attention has been paid to color and detail. This tiki has been burnt for more definition and has a beautiful aged, antique look. Each individual statue is unique and will have subtle differences from the ones displayed in the photograph.
Details about the mask-statue:
* Weight: 10 lbs.
* Height: 40"
* Width: 11"
* Made of: Wood
According to archeologists, the tiki god statues were a symbol of power, both religious and political to the Polynesian Islands. The large teeth and powerful presence is believed to ward off evil spirits.
For centuries, tiki statues have been a form of communication across all cultures. They replicate human nature and depict a part of what we all are. In Polynesian culture it is believed that the tiki god was within the spirit of the statue. Whether statues have hypnotic powers that can protect us from the world of the spirits is intriguing... this is certainly a very dramatic piece.
This substantial tiki statue would be great for any tropical decor theme. Also perfect for your tiki bar or luau to add a Polynesian atmosphere! It would appeal to the tiki collector who is interested in Polynesian Culture and Oceanic Art. It's presence says to visitors: this guy digs this crazy art!
Also a wonderful gift idea with MUCH ALOHA!
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