A fabulous Tiki carving, representating the Hawaiian God, Lono, is particularly handsome in that it has an intentional "rough" finish, giving it a very natural and aged appearance. This Lono is perched on a base. It is hand carved from wood in full relief. Although intended as a free-standing figurine/statue, it can be modified to hang as mask on a wall, thus making it a versitile decorative item in any Polynesian, Pacific/South Seas or Tropical Island-style decor, a wonderful Tiki Bar or Room decoration and a very fine addition to any Tiki collection.
Lono is the God of Peace and Prosperity, and is respected as a Great Healer and Adviser. He is associated with the land, the weather, storms, winds and rain. In certain forms, he is revered as the God of Medicine, the Harvest and Fertility and is celebrated during the Makahiki Festival (held during the 4 month rainy season).
Lono is often characterized by his big teeth which make him appear to be very fierce and even a bit scary, but Lono is actually very loving, caring and nurturing diety, helping to build character, providing protection and strengthening the individual and the Ohana (family).
This Lono Tiki figurine is approximately 13 inches high, 3-1/2 inches wide and 3 inches deep. The stated dimensions are approximate and through the highest, widest and deepest points. Each Tiki is individually hand crafted from wood, and for this reason, the size, colors, wood grain, carving details and other decorative aspects may vary slightly from piece to piece.