Tiki mask wood, completely carved and hand painted.
Dimensions : H33 x 11 x P5cm about. A fastener is present at the back for easy hanging the mask.
The legends tell that the Tiki would be the creator of man, and that the sorcerers polynesians him, attributed powers. The head of the tiki symbolizes the power that it houses. His eyes express the knowledge and the power of the supernatural. As for his stretched mouth, and sometimes she pulls the language, or shows his teeth to mark the challenge, and provoke the opponent.
The Polynesians the peoples worshipped and feared. The tiki represents their old gods and distant ancestors mythic. It is a being half-man, half-god. It gives power, strength and protection against dangers. It has a value of talisman : a tiki placed outside of a house protects its inhabitants.