Archaeologists say that Tiki’s symbolizes religious and political power to the Polynesian’s of Easter Island who inhabited Hawaii about 1000 years ago. They were carved to represent the image of certain gods and as an embodiment of that specific god’s power. Each god had many forms including human and animal forms. In ancient Hawaiian culture, it is believed if the gods were appeased, the people could be protected from harm, strengthen their power at war and be blessed with abundant crops. These Tiki torch holders are great to create a Polynesian atmosphere for your home or create an exotic island ambiance to your patio, pool or garden.
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War tiki – based on the Tiki god Ku – the Hawaiian God of War. The mouth is open to suggest the devouring of his enemies.
Fertility Tiki – based on the Tiki god Lono – the God of agriculture, fertility & peace.
Pinapple Head Tiki – based on Hawaiian Lifestyle and Traditions.
Wealth/ Wisdom Tiki – based on the King Kama Wealth Protector
Dragonfly Tiki – The dragonfly is generally associated with transformation and adaptability in life. As a spirit animal, the dragonfly is believed to symbolize change, joy, and new light. When you see a dragonfly, enjoy its presence and let it remind you to bring more joy into your life.
Lily Tiki – These majestic flowers have held a role in ancient mythology for many, many years. There are a number of popular varieties with meanings and symbolism such as purity and virtue, friendship, devotion, passion, and sympathy.
Pineapple Tiki – It is believed the pineapple is recognized as a traditional expression of “welcome”. Once a rare, expensive delicacy from the 16th century, the image of the pineapple is now commonly used as a creative way to welcome guests with generosity and hospitality.
Pine Cone Tiki – One of the world’s greatest and most popular trees is the pine tree. Being a durable and tough species of tree, its beauty lasts all year long in any inclement weather conditions. The pine tree is believed to symbolize holiday celebrations, reaching for the stars, and eternal life.
Oak Leaf Tiki – The mighty oak is a symbol of power and great strength. The oak is a sacred tree and according to legend, it is the most powerful of all trees. The oak is also known to symbolize success, force, and stable health.