Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2013-01-15 6:32 pm  Permalink|
He came from Hawaii, most likely. Carved by members of a Samoan family, for the tourist trade. They are very prolific, these carvings have shown up at Pacific Islander fairs in L.A. too. They come in all shapes and sizes, I like their walking sticks and knife handles.
Yours has some different features, and a darker stain, it might be from an older generation.
[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2013-01-15 18:34 ]