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Tiki Central Forums Creating Tiki Tiki Carving Question. What style/type tiki is this?
Question. What style/type tiki is this?
SDshirtman
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-02-25 10:44 am   Permalink

I was looking through the Buzzy's huge body of work and had a question about a few tikis. What is this type tiki called? Lono?





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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2010-02-25 12:15 pm   Permalink

That's "Lono" ~ Tiki god of Fertility and Peace...

Here's a picture of a few Hawaiian tiki gods...



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SDshirtman
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Posted: 2010-02-25 12:52 pm   Permalink

Thanks Beach. Thats what I thought but I just wanted to be sure.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2010-02-25 1:13 pm   Permalink

I call it a "Lono", to keep it nice and simple...


However, most those names given to standard Hawaiian tikis were ascribed by makers and marketers of those souvineer tikis, back in the day. Some names stuck over time and that's what we call them now...


Like this picture here:
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On 2010-02-25 12:15, Beachbumz wrote:




The source of that rendering are these common Coco Joe's figures, and are referenced by what Coco Joe's named them


If you want to get all anthroscientific about it:

This is Lono:




This looks like what we call a Lono, but is referred to as a Kona style temple image


The temple images were the larger sized carvings


the ones on sticks in that style are called Akua ka'ai


They're the smaller ones

Hope that helps.
Buzz Out!


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SDshirtman
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Posted: 2010-02-25 1:39 pm   Permalink

Thanks again. I started my third in this style last week and just wanted to be sure of what to call it.
I'll post some pictures soon.


 
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