3 HAND CARVED HAWAIIAN TIKIS Hawaii MUSEUM 21 INCHES
Here is a set of 3 beautiful tikis averaging 21 inches, made out of solid wood (Made in Hawaii). From left to right: Tiki Akua, Tiki Ku and Tiki Lono.
Tiki Akua: The original sculpture is the only one of its kind in the world and is now part of a priceless collection of the Hawaii Museum, Honolulu. Today it is considered by experts to be the largest and finest of this class of portable image.
Tiki Ku: is mostly known as the Tiki of War, but Ku is so much more complex. He is the god of fishing, who built the first fishpond in Hana. He is 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."
Tiki Lono: features three carved human figures on its chest and additional carvings on both arms, as you can see from the picture, being the god of fertility...it is well "equiped".
Lono was the god of fertility. Bestowing offspring on man kind and who was said to come down in rain to make crops grow. One of the favorites of the major Tiki gods.
ORIGINAL: British Museum, London
Provenance: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
These are a beautiful piece of art! These Tikis were carved with great attention to details.