Tiki Akua 16" - Walnut Stain - Hawaii Museum Replica - island Art
Here is a beautiful Tiki measuring 16 inches tall (40 cm), made out of solid wood, walnut stain. 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.
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.