Even though they are called "whale sharks", these gentle giants of the ocean are not actually whales, but the world's LARGEST fish. Inspired by this majestic marine animal, Tangy hand-carved a whale shark in oceanic walnut (tou) and adorned it with the Marquesan ancestral symbols for strength and protection.
Not to be mistaken, the eyes of a Tiki "Mata Tiki", which are the most powerful part of a Tiki, are placed on the top of the whale shark's head for protection - while its actual eyes are carved at the corner of its head.
Dimensions: 40cm (L) x 29cm (H) x 10cm (W)
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