Tiki Totems are a time honored tradition of Polynesia. Display a tiki in your home and luck will magically follow. These tikis are lovingly hand carved from sustainable suar wood, known for its variation in color. Made just for Banana Wind, by our master woodcarver Wayan in the town of Telalagang, Bali. Each one has its own symbolism- designs drawn from real Hawaiian tikis on display at the Bishop Museum in Honolulu. Use these totems as gifts or scatter them throughout your home. Each one tells a story- each one with its own special meaning. Everyone deserves a tiki.
Passion, Love (Aloha) Passion burns brightly in this tiki, and can spark up a few flames of your own. Perfect for honeymooners, or anyone in love… Aloha is more than a word of greeting or farewell or salutation. Aloha is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person. It means to hear what is not said, to see what cannot be seen and to know the unknowable.
Happiness (Kanaloa) Kanaloa is the ancient tiki god of the sea. He is the god of the oceans, abundance and Happiness. Kanaloa is one of the four great gods of Hawaiian mythology, along with Kane, Ku, and Lono. He is the local form of a Polynesian deity generally connected with the sea.
Peace (Lono) In Hawaiian mythology, Lono is the God of Peace. He is also the God of fertility and music. Lono was one of the four gods (with Ku, Kane, and his twin brother Kanaloa) who existed before the world was created.
Prosperity (Kanaloa Kane) This Tiki totem has 2 Hawaiian gods. Kanaloa, god of the oceans, abundance and happiness, is paired with Kane, god of Prosperity, Light and Life. Kane also had the power to heal. Together, they form a tiki that marries abundance and prosperity into Happiness.
Luck (Lono Ku-ka-ili-moku) Ku-ka-ili-moku is one of the many forms of the powerful and protective god Ku. Ku became the favorite deity of Kamehameha I who was the supreme ruler of Hawai`i in the early 1800s. Kamehameha gave this god credit for his luck in success with uniting the islands of Hawai'i into one Kingdom. Coupled with Lono, God of Peace, this Tiki totem has a double meaning; peaceful prosperity, which can be distinguished by the set of eyes going upward and downward.
Measure approximately 8" H. Finishes will vary due to the hand made nature of the item