Hawaiian Tikis, Carvings, Platters, Bowls, Baskets Photos

The natives of Hawaii have a long tradition of carved statues (tikis) and masks of gods & chiefs. Carved wooded bowls and platters were essential items for food service. Baskets also filled the storage needs. While traditional forms continue, Hawaiian wood carving and ceramics have evolved into quite modern forms.

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Grand Kū temple images at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden temple image from Kaua'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden image from Kaua'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden image from Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Grand Kū temple images (before 1895) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden temple image from Kaua'i (before 1909) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden image from Kaua'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden image from Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Wooden temple image from Waipi'o Valley, Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden poison god from Hau'ula, Oahu at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Wooden temple image from Waipi'o Valley, Hawai'i at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden poison god (1852) from Hau'ula, Oahu at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Basalt stone images from Necker Island at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Stone Hawaiian poi pounders at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Statue of part man, part pig demi-god Kama Pua'a, the only native wooden statue found on Maui, at Bailey House Museum, Wailuku. Maui, HI.
Hawaiian wooden guardian spirits at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Basalt stone images from Necker Island (before 1894) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Stone Hawaiian poi pounders at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Statue of part man, part pig demi-god Kama Pua'a, the only native wooden statue found on Maui, at Bailey House Museum, Wailuku. Maui, HI.
Tikis guard burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tiki at burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tikis survey sea in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Small harbor at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Tikis guard burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tiki at burial site in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Tikis survey sea in Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.Small harbor at Puuhonua O Honaunau National Historical Park. Big Island of Hawaii, HI.
Totem at Waimea Valley Adventure Park. Oahu, HI.Tall totem at Waimea Valley Adventure Park. Oahu, HI.Tiki at Sea Life Park with Makapu'u Lighthouse. HI.Wood carving of Maui Pohaku at roadside on northern coast of Oahu. Oahu, HI.
Totem at Waimea Valley Adventure Park. Oahu, HI.Tall totem at Waimea Valley Adventure Park. Oahu, HI.Tiki at Sea Life Park with Makapu'u Lighthouse. HI.Wood carving of Maui Pohaku at roadside on northern coast of Oahu. Oahu, HI.
Carved tikis crafts at Paradise Cove. Oahu, HI.Hawaiian tikis & masks in wood carver shop at International Market Place. Waikiki, HI.Wood carver shop at International Market Place. Waikiki, HI.Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Carved tikis crafts at Paradise Cove. Oahu, HI.Hawaiian tikis & masks in wood carver shop at International Market Place. Waikiki, HI.Wood carver shop at International Market Place. Waikiki, HI.Hawaiian basket (hīna'i) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian basket at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottles at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd bottle at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian basket (hīna'i) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian basket (hīna'i) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottles at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd bottle (before 1901) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottle at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian poi bowls at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd container at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Hawaiian decorated gourd water bottle at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian poi bowls at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Calabash coconut pedestal bowl with boar's tusks feet, at Bailey House Museum, Wailuku. Maui, HI.Hawaiian calabash poi bowl at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian meet platter at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian covered bowl at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Calabash coconut pedestal bowl with boar's tusks feet, at Bailey House Museum, Wailuku. Maui, HI.Hawaiian calabash poi bowl ('umeke poi) (late 18th C) at Honolulu Academy of Arts. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian meet platter (before 1889) at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Wooden Hawaiian covered bowl at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Bowl of Monkey Pod wood by Sione Pulotu at Kualoa Ranch. HI.Carved wooden plaque of mangoes by Manuel Silva at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Sculpture of demigod Kamapua'a by Kawika Eskaran at Kualoa Ranch. HI.Wooden bench at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Bowl of Monkey Pod wood by Sione Pulotu at Kualoa Ranch. HI.Carved wooden plaque of mangoes (before 1906) by Manuel Silva at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.Sculpture (1990s) of demigod Kamapua'a by Kawika Eskaran at Kualoa Ranch. HI.Wooden bench at Bishop Museum. Honolulu, HI.
Koa wood bench at Kualoa Ranch. HI.Wooden Bowl from Grove Farm Homestead. Kauai, HI.Wooden platter from Grove Farm Homestead. Kauai, HI.Koa wood carving "Watching Over" by Arthur Dennis Williams at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Maui, HI.
Koa wood bench at Kualoa Ranch. HI.Wooden Bowl from Grove Farm Homestead. Kauai, HI.Wooden platter from Grove Farm Homestead. Kauai, HI.Koa wood carving "Watching Over" by Arthur Dennis Williams at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Maui, HI.
Variety of ceramic works available at pottery shop in Kilohana. Kauai, HI.Yin Yang fish ceramics by Karen Jennings at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Maui, HI.Baskets by Susan W. Kilmer at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Maui, HI.
Variety of ceramic works available at pottery shop in Kilohana. Kauai, HI.Yin Yang fish ceramics by Karen Jennings at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Maui, HI.Baskets by Susan W. Kilmer at Maui Crafts Guild in Paia. Maui, HI.

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