Tahitian Tiki Idol | Stained 20"

SKU: MHTCBTAHITI1-50S
$ 165.00

Description

This hand carved Tahitian Idol features a stained finish and detailed Polynesian carvings on side of Ti'i. Also holds historical significance during the late 19th Century, the London missionaries ordered the destruction of all Tahitian Idols, making them rare items. 

Despite not being known for Tiki Carvings, some Tahitians managed to preserve them in certain places throughout Polynesia. These Tikis, known as Ti'i in Tahiti, can now be found in various museums across Europe.

  • Tiki (Ti'i): 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: Stained Finish
  • Oiled/Waxed before shipping out

*From W.S. McCallum http://venetic.co/TahitiTikiTour.html