This is an awesome Tiki Mask depicting the Hawaiian God Ku - hand carved from wood and painted in a spectacular combination of rich, vibrant colors - dark brown, red, orange, gold-yellow with touches of green and blue - this Mask exudes fierceness, strength, drive and determination ... all characteristics of Ku !!
It is wonderfully large and a great decorative item in the Tiki Bar or Room, or in any Polynesian, South Seas, Pacific Islands, Tribal or Island-style decor, and is a fine addition to any Tiki collection.
The God Ku is one of the 4 earliest and highest Hawai'ian Gods, together with Kane, Lono and Kanaloa. Ku is the God of Protection and Longevity, and of Forests, Wild Places and Crops, certain Crafts and is the Ruler of the ancient people. In his most well-known form, Kuka-'ili-moko, he is the God of Conflict and War and in this form, was the personal God of the great King Kamehameha I.
Ku represents the East, and the Rising Sun, and the morning hours belong to him. In some forms, he is associated with sorcery and is also often invoked when healing herbs are gathered. Ku provides strength, drive and determination, inspires motivation and greatness, confers positive energy and frees an individual from his or her faults and errors.
This Ku Tiki Mask is approximately 20 inches high, 7 inches wide and 2-1/2 to 3 inches deep. All dimensions are approximate and through the highest, widest and deepest points. It is ready to hang as a wall decoration/hanging (mask). Each Tiki is individually hand crafted (carved and painted) and is a unique original. For this reason, the decorative details will vary slightly from piece to piece.
Invite Ku into your home and your life ... to strengthen your Mana (personal spiritual power and life force energy) !!