Tiki Tupa (Crab Tiki)
Tiki Tupa displays the head of a Tiki as the fundamental design element in Marquesan culture in the shape of a crab "tupa".
Tiki represents deified ancestors or sometimes gods. Tiki also means creativity, fertility, and abundance. There is some uncertainty as to whether Tiki is a god or a human being; he is often regarded as both. It symbolizes protection against dangerous threats. Crab's pincers represent protection and they symbolize the ability to reach goals by a sideway path, going round the obstacles like waves.
Tupa Tiki was hand-carved in oceanic rosewood from the Marquesan Island of Nuku Hiva and it comes with an elegant, adjustable black line.
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