This particular Tiki Mask of the Hawaiian God, Ku, is a beautifully carved, thick and relatively heavy high quality piece - an excellent Tiki Bar or Room decoration, and a very fine addition to any Tiki and/or Mask Collection as well as a fabulous decorative item in a Hawaiian, South Pacific Seas or Tropical Island home or office decor theme.
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 wonderful Ku Tiki Mask is new, and very nicely and deeply carved from Monkey Pod Wood. It is approximately 9 inches high, 7-1/4 inches wide and 1-1/2 inches deep. All dimensions are approximate and through the highest, widest and deepest points. It is ready to hang but will not stand on its own. Each mask is individually hand crafted and although the facial expression and other details are intended to match the temperament of the diety, each Mask is a unique original. Hence, certain differences in the carving detail, grain and color of the wood, etc., should be expected.