Here is a beautiful tiki figure measuring 6 feet (180 cm), made out of solid Acacia Koa wood, stained monkey pod. Called PELE, collected in Hawaii prior to 1879.
Original: Musee de l'Homme, PARIS.
his is a beautiful piece of art! These Tiki was carved with great attention to details. 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]
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.
This is a beautiful piece of art! These Tikis were carved with great attention to details.
This dramatic South Seas statue would be perfect for a polynesian decorating theme. It is a beautiful piece of hawaiiana and unique Oceanic Art. Perfect for INDOOR or OUTDOOR tropical garden decor/yard art. Place this impressive statue by you front door to greet your guests and to protect your home with it's POWERFUL PRESENCE. A work of art with MUCH ALOHA...
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