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Marquesan Tiki sculpture_tribal_Marquesan art
Marquesan Tiki sculpture_tribal_Marquesan art
Marquesan Tiki sculpture_tribal_Marquesan art
Marquesan Tiki sculpture_tribal_Marquesan art
Marquesan Tiki sculpture_tribal_Marquesan art
Marquesan Tiki sculpture_tribal_Marquesan art

Tiki Mata Oumati

Tiki Mata Oumati was hand-carved in oceanic rosewood from Hakaui Valley. It displays traditional Marquesan symbols for protection. The insides of Tiki's eyes were carved with the symbol of the Sun "Oumati". "Tiki Mata Oumati" literally means "Sunny eyes Tiki" when translated from the Marquesan language. 

Size: 35cm

The term “Tiki” is complex and multilayered in Marquesan culture. It generally represents deified ancestors and a god. Tikis are always present at important ceremonies. Marquesans keep Tiki statues inside and outside of their houses, wear them as jewelry and tattoo them on their bodies.

Every Tiki is hand-carved and no two Tikis are exactly alike. They often serve to mark the boundaries of sacred or significant sites. Whether you're enhancing your home, your business, or event with a unique piece of art or hoping to bring good fortune and blessings to your settings, we offer the authentic quality and variety of Tiki that you're looking for.

For more details, contact us at hello@cannibal-art.com

 


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