Here is a hand carved Premium Tiki depicting Ku, Tiki of prosperity but also Lono, Tiki of Love. This double meaning Tiki totem, love and prosperity, which can be distinguished by the set of eyes going upward and downward.
The original provenance is undetermined, possibly from Hale-o-keawe, Honaunau, Hawaii. Original was from British Museum, London - Provenance: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
KU represents both negative and positive aspects. He stands for that which is upright and erect. He represents war, fishing, farming and the deep forest. He is the 'ihe (spear), the god of war who takes life away and the who brings forth life from the earth (Bishop Museum, Honolulu)
Lono was the god of OCEAN/FISHERMAN TIKI. 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
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