Tiki Decoration

Totems & Trophies

100cm Tiki Totem in Black Wood for Outdoor Decoration

Villa Métisse
TOTE03638 Bl
€109.00
4/5 out of 1 total ratings
Decorate your garden or terrace with this handcrafted Tiki Totem of 100cm high! Dimensions: height 100cm / diameter 16cm approximately. Material: solid exotic wood (albizia) from planted forests, high-resistance satin black lacquer finish. Handcrafted and fair trade. This imposing piece is ideal for bringing a Tiki / Maori touch to your outdoor décor, in...
Wall Masks

Tiki Mask 50cm in Carved Wood - Exotic Decoration

Villa Métisse
MASK05638 B
€18.00
5/5 out of 1 total ratings
Hand carved and painted solid wood Tiki mask Dimensions: Height 50 x 14 x 6cm approximately. Handcrafted from albizia wood from sustainably managed forests. Attachment at the back. Tiki provides power, strength, and protection from danger. It has a talisman value: a tiki placed outside a house protects its inhabitants. Handcrafted creation imported in...
Chandeliers, Pendant Lamps & Ceiling Lamps

Rattan and bamboo pendant lamp Ø47cm - Model Amlapura - Handcrafted creation

SUSP03710 L1
€39.00
Braided suspensions, THE big trend! Dimensions: total height approx. 31cm / diameter = approx. 43cm. Model L (also available in S and M) Materials: bamboo and natural rattan basketry. Installation: the lampshade is equipped with a hole to slide the electrical cable, socket and bulb of your choice (electrical equipment not included - maximum...
Chandeliers, Pendant Lamps & Ceiling Lamps

Rattan and bamboo pendant lamp Ø41cm - Model Amlapura - Handcrafted creation

SUSP03710 M1
€32.00
Braided chandeliers, THE big trend! Dimensions: total height approx. 28cm / diameter approx. 41cm. Model M (also available in S and L) Materials: bamboo and natural rattan basketry. Installation: the lampshade is equipped with a hole to slide the electrical cable, socket and bulb of your choice (electrical equipment not included - maximum recommended...
€219.00
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Tiki totem for indoors or outdoors: a coconut tree trunk entirely sculpted by hand! Dimensions: height 97 to 100cm x diameter 20 to 30cm approximately. Weight: 30 to 50Kg approx. (the weight is given as an indication and may vary according to arrivals). Material: solid coconut wood from sustainable sources. Handcrafted creation: natural imperfections in...
€219.00
5/5 out of 1 total ratings
A large Tiki totem to decorate the garden, the pool, or also the interior of the house! Dimensions: height 97 to 100cm x diameter 20 to 23cm approximately. Weight: 20 to 25Kg approximately. Material: solid coconut wood from sustainable sectors. Artisanal creation: the natural imperfections of the wood are normal characteristics (cracks, irregularities...
€79.00
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The Maori "Teko Teko": a traditional statue that protects the home and its inhabitants Dimensions: height 50cm x diameter 20 to 23cm approximately. Weight: 6 to 8Kg approximately. Material: solid coconut wood from sustainable sectors. Artisanal creation: the natural imperfections of the wood are normal characteristics (cracks, irregularities ...), each...
€79.00
The "Teko Teko": a traditional Maori statue to protect the home Dimensions: height 50cm x diameter 20 to 23cm approximately. Weight: 6 to 8Kg approximately. Material: solid coconut wood from sustainable sectors. Artisanal creation: the natural imperfections of the wood are normal characteristics (cracks, irregularities ...), each statue is unique and can...
€99.90
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Garden statue or Stool? How will you use this statue of Moai? Dimensions: height 48 to 50cm x diameter 26 to 30cm approximately. Weight: 15 to 20Kg approximately. Material: solid coconut wood from sustainable sectors. Artisanal creation: the natural imperfections of the wood are normal characteristics (cracks, irregularities ...), each statue is unique...
€79.00
The authentic Polynesian Tiki carved in a coconut tree trunk Dimensions: height 50cm x diameter 15 to 17cm approximately. Weight: 4 to 7Kg approximately. Material: solid coconut wood from sustainable sectors. Artisanal creation: the natural imperfections of the wood are normal characteristics (cracks, color variations ...), each statue is unique and can...
Totems & Trophies

Tiki Totem in Hand Carved Wood 50cm

TOTE02638-5
€45.00
5/5 out of 1 total ratings
Beautiful Polynesian Tiki Dimensions: height 50 x diameter about 15cm. Material: exotic wood from responsible sectors. Very beautiful piece carved in a single piece of exotic wood: each totem is unique and can therefore have slight differences from the model photographed. Do you like tropical decoration ? Fall in love with this beautiful wooden statue...
Totems & Trophies

Totem Tiki Protector "Koh Pha Ngan" wooden 30cm

TOTE01262-F
€49.00
5/5 out of 3 total ratings
A Tiki god to illuminate your décor and protect your home! Dimensions: height 30 to 32cm x width 29cm x depth 7cm approximately. Material: exotic wood from responsible sectors. Patinated finish antique style. Artisanal creation: each piece is unique, so slight differences in appearance are possible compared to the photographed model. Discover the...
Totems & Trophies

Tiki Totem "Koh Yao Yai" wooden 30cm

TOTE01262-G
€49.00
5/5 out of 1 total ratings
Tremble in front of the god Tiki who sticks out his tongue! Dimensions: height 30 to 32cm x width 22cm x depth 7cm approximately. Material: exotic wood from responsible sectors. Patinated finish antique style. Artisanal creation: each piece is unique, so slight differences in appearance are possible compared to the photographed model. The Tikis are...
Totems & Trophies

Immunity Totem "Koh Wua Ta Lap" wooden 30cm

TOTE01262-I
€49.00
5/5 out of 1 total ratings
Win the immunity test and this totem will be yours! Dimensions: height 30 to 32cm x width 22 x depth 7cm approximately. Material: exotic wood from responsible sectors. Patinated finish antique style. Artisanal creation: each piece is unique, so slight differences in appearance are possible compared to the photographed model. The immunity test is...
Totems & Trophies

Totem "Koh Tao" in Wood 30cm Tiki style

TOTE01262-H
€49.00
5/5 out of 2 total ratings
Invoke the protection of the Tiki deities with the totem "Koh Tao"! Dimensions: height 30 to 32cm x width 22 x depth 7cm approximately. Material: solid exotic wood from responsible sectors. Patinated finish antique style. Artisanal creation: each piece is unique, so slight differences in appearance are possible compared to the photographed model. If you...
The world of plants

Large Bouquet of Dried Herbs 100cm - Natural

House of Nature
590104
€8.00
Large bundle of flat herbs Dimensions: length about 100cm. Material: dried natural herbs. Alone or accompanied by other dried flowers or feathers (such as Pampas herbs or artificial flowers), this large bundle will fit in any glass, ceramic, metal or natural wood vase ! Ideal size for large vases, you can also cut it for your smallest...
The world of plants

Large Bouquet of Dried Herbs 100cm - White Patina

House of Nature
590107
€8.00
Large bundle of flat herbs Dimensions: length about 100cm. Material: dried and tinted natural herbs. Alone or accompanied by other flowers or dried herbs (such as Herbs from the Pampas or artificial flowers), this large bundle will please in any glass, ceramic or natural wood vase ! Ideal size for large vases, you can also cut it for your smallest...
The world of plants

Large Bouquet of Dried Herbs 100cm - Black Color

House of Nature
590109
€8.00
3/5 out of 1 total ratings
Large bundle of flat herbs Dimensions: length about 100cm. Material: dried and tinted natural herbs. Alone or accompanied by other flowers or dried herbs (such as Pampas herbs or artificial flowers), this large black bundle will fit in any glass, ceramic, natural wood or gilded metal vase ! Ideal size for large vases, you can also cut it for your...
The world of plants

Bouquet of Dried Herbs 100cm - Beige Color

House of Nature
590083
€8.00
Bundle of beige herbs Dimensions: length about 100cm. Material: dried natural herbs. Alone or accompanied by other flowers or dried herbs (such as herbs from the Pampas for example), this pretty fagot in natural color will please in any glass, ceramic or wood vase ! Ideal size for large vases, you can also cut it for your smallest compositions.
The world of plants

Bouquet of Dried Herbs 100cm - Black Color

House of Nature
590085
€8.00
5/5 out of 3 total ratings
Bundle of black herbs Dimensions: length about 100cm. Material: dried natural herbs. Alone or accompanied by other flowers or dried herbs (such as herbs from the Pampas for example), this pretty black fagot will please in any glass, ceramic or wood vase ! Ideal size for large vases, you can also cut it for your smallest compositions.
Totems & Trophies

Tiki Lono Polynesian in Suar wood 20cm

TIKI02698 C
€29.00
5/5 out of 1 total ratings
Small Tiki in solid wood carved by hand Dimensions: 20 x 7.50 x 8cm approximately. Material: exotic wood (Suar) from forests planted and managed by an environmental protection organization. Artisanal creation: slight differences in appearance are possible compared to the model photographed. This authentic Tiki totem carved from a single piece of wood...
Totems & Trophies

Tiki Ku Polynesian in Suar wood 20cm

TIKI02698 A1
€29.00
5/5 out of 1 total ratings
Handcrafted carved solid wood tiki in Indonesia Dimensions: 21 x 7.5 x 7.5cm approximately. Material: exotic wood (Suar) from forests planted and managed by an environmental protection organization. Artisanal creation: slight differences in appearance are possible compared to the model photographed. This authentic Tiki totem,a work carved from a single...
€8.50
4,7/5 out of 3 total ratings
Add a splash of colour to your desk with this tiki pencil jar! Dimensions: height 15 x diameter about 6.5cm. Location for pencils: height 8 x diameter 4.5cm Matter: albizia wood from planted forests. This hand-carved and hand-painted pencil jar by our Balinese craftsmen will delight fans of tiki decoration! Convenient: store your pencils or make-up brushes!
Storage boxes and baskets

Wooden Tiki Pencil Pot - Hand-painted Turtle Decor

PCRY01638 B
€8.50
4,5/5 out of 2 total ratings
Fall for this handy and colorful tiki pencil jar! Dimensions: height 15 x diameter about 6.5cm. Location for pencils: height 8 x diameter 4.5cm Matter: albizia wood from planted forests. Sculpted and hand-painted by our Balinese craftsmen, this tiki pencil jar decorated turtle will bring a splash of color to your desk! Store your pencils or make-up brushes!

Everything you need to know about Tiki Decoration and its origins

Immerse yourself in the mysterious and fascinating world of the Tikis. These iconic sculptures of Polynesian culture capture the imagination and attract the attention of travelers from all over the world who have made them a decorative style in their own right to personalize their living space.

Let's explore together the origins, forms, meanings and legends associated with the Tikis, true witnesses of a thousand-year-old culture.

Tikis: what is their significance in Polynesian culture?

To understand what Tikis really are, we must first go back in time to the origins of Polynesian culture. We will then see that the Tikis have given rise to a true sculptural art that has become a cultural wealth in its own right for Polynesians, declined in various forms, from jewelry to monumental sculptures. Finally, we will look at the role of the Tikis in Polynesian society and the myths and legends that surround them.

The Origins of the Tikis: From Man to Divinity

The Tikis have their roots in the religious and mythological beliefs of the Polynesian peoples. According to legend, the Tiki was originally a half-human, half-god ancestor who gave birth to the first humans. Then, gradually, the Tikis became representations of these divine ancestors.

Polynesian cosmogony is rich in deities such as Kanaloa, Hawaiian god of the ocean; Tāne, Māori god of the forest; or Rapa Nui, deity of Easter Island. Tikis are therefore also used to represent these gods and goddesses, thus reinforcing their symbolic value.

Birth of a sculptural art that is unique in the world

The artistic style of the Tikis is recognizable among all and has given birth to a sculptural art that is unique in the world.

Tikis are usually carved from wood or stone and are characterized by a head that is disproportionate to the body. The face often has exaggerated features such as a prominent nose and an open mouth. These facial expressions symbolize the authority and power of the Tikis.

The materials used to make Tikis vary depending on the island: coconut wood in Tahiti, volcanic stone in the Marquesas, or tamarind wood in Hawaii. These choices of materials reflect the adaptation of Polynesian artists to their natural environment and testify to the cultural diversity of this vast Oceanic region.

From statue to pendant: the Tiki style is infinitely available

Tikis come in different shapes and sizes, ranging from towering stone statues to jewelry, not to mention various accessories such as cups and mugs, sarongs and beach towels, and many other items.

They can also be represented in the form of tattoos, real identity markers for Polynesians.

This traditional art has crossed oceans and has also spread to other cultures, especially in the United States where the Tiki theme is very popular in exotic bars and restaurants. One thing leading to another, Tikis are now also present in our interiors in the form of wall decorations, sculptures or works of art!

Protective Tikis: Their Role in Polynesian Society

The Tikis have always had an important place in Polynesian culture. Originally, they were seen as protectors and symbols of strength, beauty, and prosperity. This is why, even today, it is not uncommon to find Tikis placed at the entrance of houses or in the center of Polynesian villages.

In the past, Tahitian warriors wore Tiki pendants. These protective amulets were used to give them strength and courage for battle. Nowadays, these pendants are still worn by many people, thus testifying to the longevity of this centuries-old tradition.

The Legends of the Tikis: Myths and Meanings

The Tikis are surrounded by many legends and mythological tales, reflecting the cultural and spiritual richness of the Polynesian people. For example, it is said that the god Tāne carved the first woman from a piece of wood, thus giving birth to humanity.

Each island of Polynesia has its own stories and interpretations around the Tikis, but all share one thing in common: they emphasize the importance of these sculptures as symbols of fertility, protection and transmission of ancestral values.

The Famous Tikis: Journey Through the Polynesian Triangle

Among the most famous Tikis are the Moai of Easter Island. These gigantic stone statues represent the deified ancestors of this isolated people and are one of the world's greatest archaeological enigmas.

Other notable examples include the Tikis of the Marae Taputapuatea in Raiatea, a sacred place dedicated to the god Oro; or those of the archaeological site of Puamau in the Marquesas Islands, silent witnesses of a vanished civilization.

These artistic and historical treasures attract thousands of visitors and lovers of Polynesian culture every year, eager to learn more about these fascinating peoples and their ancestral traditions.

Several centuries after their appearance, the Tikis, true living symbols of a thousand-year-old culture, continue to amaze and intrigue travelers from all over the world. Their presence testifies to the artistic, historical and spiritual richness of the Polynesian peoples. Whether you are an art lover, a history buff or simply curious to discover the hidden treasures of our oceans, tikis invite us to dive into the heart of a unique and captivating universe!

Bringing Tiki Culture Home to You: Tiki Decorating for the Home

If you are one of the many lovers of Polynesian culture, perhaps you want to create a room or space at home entirely decorated with Tikis and other typical Polynesian objects?

The Coco Papaya shop offers you here its Tiki decoration selection from craftsmanship. You will find the famous Tiki totems that can be placed in front of or inside your house to invoke the protection of the Tikis.

We also offer a wide range of hand-crafted wooden Tikis masks . They will allow you to easily compose, and at a lower cost, a stylish Tiki wall decoration!

Finally, if you succumb to the "Tiki Bars" trend and want to create an aperitif corner at home under the protection of Tikis, then you will probably fall for our really typical colorful plaques and signs. To complete the décor, our many accessories inspired by Polynesian decoration will bring you Tiki inspiration: basketry lighting, plant pots, statues and sculptures in wood or stone, and even accessories for the table and the garden!

Passionate about Tikis and Polynesian culture, the Coco Papaya team is pleased to offer you this range representative of crafts and decoration on the theme of Tikis.

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