Tahitian Tiki Figure | Natural 20"
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A hand carved Tahitian Idol in a natural finish. Tikis in Tahiti became rare items by the end of the 19th Century due to the orders of all Tahitian Idols to be destroyed, at the request of missionaries from London*.
Tahitians not known for Tiki Carvings, but being in Polynesia they did survive in some places. Tikis in were known as Ti'i in Tahiti and are now mostly housed in numerous Museums in Europe.
- Tiki: Tahitian
- Material: Monkey Pod Wood (Also known as Saman/Raintree)
- Approximate Size: 20 inches tall by 5 inches wide by 4 inches deep
- Hand carved and stained
- Color: Natural Finish
- Oiled/Waxed before shipping out
*From W.S. McCallum http://venetic.co/TahitiTikiTour.html