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Tiki Tupa (Crab Tiki)
Tiki Tupa (Crab Tiki)
Tiki Tupa (Crab Tiki)
Tiki Tupa (Crab Tiki)

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.

Request a custom order and have your own Tiki made especially for you. Contact us at hello@cannibal-art.com


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