PAIR OF TIKI LONO & AKUA KAI 20" Hawaii MUSEUM - STAINED ACACIA
Here is a pair of beautiful tikis measuring 20 inches, Tiki Lono and Akua Kai have been hand carved out of solid acacia wood (Made in Hawaii).
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
Akua Kai, 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.
ORIGINAL: Hawaii Museum, Hawai'i
This is a beautiful piece of art! These Tiki were carved with great attention to details.