||Moai Kavakava figure
Joined: May 28, 2005
From: The Lost Lagoon
|Posted: 2009-08-03 1:01 pm  Permalink|
Loooong time since I've posted, but the chisels haven't been quite as dormant.. Here are some pics of a recently finalizing Kavakava figure. He stands approximately 8 inches tall, carved from Mahogany..
These figures originate from Rapa Nui (Easter Island). The name Moai kavakava is formed from moai for the monumental monolithic human figures found on Easter Island and the word kavakava meaning ribs. Little is known about the cultural context of these figures although they are generally considered to be representations of ancestors. It is believed these figures were worn hanging around the neck of the men who took part in the ritual dances during public ceremonies.
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
From: Fabulous Houston
|Posted: 2009-08-03 1:45 pm  Permalink|
ooh, nice figure. In the first photo, it even looks authentically old... great job. Flawless!
Joined: Jun 01, 2004
From: wisconsin northwoods
|Posted: 2009-08-03 1:59 pm  Permalink|
Great Kava Kava. Your homework paid-off in a wonderful piece, congratulations!
Joined: May 10, 2006
|Posted: 2009-08-03 5:39 pm  Permalink|
Argghhhh, Capt'n, fine workmanship Sir!
Joined: Feb 04, 2009
From: Metz Lorraine France
|Posted: 2009-08-03 8:48 pm  Permalink|
During summer where I taking my time, enjoying the sun, et cetera, the others working! Here I am doubled in beauty! The sun is so rare here that mine sleep a little ...
Very nice carve Capt'n'Skully! I will try to do as well...
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jul 09, 2004
From: Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
|Posted: 2009-08-03 9:36 pm  Permalink|
Skully, good to see and hear from you. The kavakava is one of the strangest, creepiest, and thus of course coolest tiki figures around. You've pulled him off to a "T"!
"Ah, good taste! What a dreadful thing! Taste is the enemy of creativeness."
Joined: Jun 02, 2007
From: Berlin, Germany
|Posted: 2009-08-03 11:24 pm  Permalink|
Your carving is looking so incredibly authentic...wow! For me this a 10 out of 10.
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2009-08-04 07:21 am  Permalink|
Most Excellent Kava-Kava guy Skully, How did you DO that? That piece takes Utmost skill and care as well as Daring to do it in the first place. You have been Practicing in your absence I can tell and this piece Shows it. Very Well done so far! How you going to finish him?
Joined: Oct 14, 2002
From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
|Posted: 2009-08-04 12:36 pm  Permalink|
Damn, Skully...you know-I've always wanted to carve one of those but you beat me to it! Very dead-on job. Nice work!
The Kenny Powers of Tiki
Joined: Sep 26, 2006
From: BA Arg
|Posted: 2009-08-08 1:28 pm  Permalink|
Wow, amazing carving, perfect!
Joined: Jun 10, 2007
From: Northern Virginia
|Posted: 2009-08-08 3:47 pm  Permalink|
Man, you did such a great job on that kavakava figure. I want to try one of those too one day. I like how you did the ear plugs.
Joined: Apr 03, 2002
From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
|Posted: 2009-08-10 06:06 am  Permalink|
Great work! Glad someone finally tackled this, and as a reproduction. Fanrasric!
Joined: Aug 17, 2007
From: Lake Conroe Texas
|Posted: 2009-08-10 08:50 am  Permalink|
Holy Crap!! That is awesome.
Joined: Jul 10, 2008
From: Garden Grove CA
|Posted: 2009-08-14 9:52 pm  Permalink|
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Joined: Oct 02, 2008
|Posted: 2009-08-14 10:05 pm  Permalink|
eye capt! it is a beautiful carve. will you be oiling up the old man or staining? can't wait to see what you decide to do.