This particular Tiki carving of the Hawai'ian God, Ku, is full of character and charm, and has an intentional "rough" finish, giving it an aged look and feel.
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 particular Ku tiki statue is new, hand carved in full relief from wood, is approximately 10 inches tall, 5 inches wide and 2-1/2 inches deep. It will stand on it own, but can also be easily modified to hang on a wall. Each tiki statue is individually hand crafted and although the facial expression and other details are intended to match the temperament of the diety, each statue is a unique original.
Invite Ku into your home and your life ... to strengthen your Mana (personal spiritual power and life force energy) !!