Hei-tiki - Wikipedia

The hei-tiki (/ h eɪ ˈ t ɪ k i /) is an ornamental pendant of the Māori of New Zealand.Hei-tiki are usually made of pounamu (), and are considered a taonga (treasure) by Māori. They are commonly called tiki by New Zealanders, a term that actually refers to large human figures carved in wood, and, also, to the small wooden carvings used to mark sacred places. . (The word hei in Māori can ...…

Tiki bar - Wikipedia

A tiki bar is an exotic-themed drinking establishment that serves elaborate cocktails, especially rum-based mixed drinks such as the Mai Tai and Zombie cocktails. Tiki bars are aesthetically defined by their tiki culture décor which is based upon a romanticized conception of tropical cultures, ...…

Maori tiki

The term tiki is applied to carved human figures generally, both by the Maori and by other polynesians. The name possibly has some connection with the myth of Tiki, the first man created by Tane. On the other hand tiki or tikitiki is also a general term for carving in many parts of polynesia, as, for instance, in Niue, where the Tiki myth is unknown and human figures were not carved.…

The Tiki Myth and its Symbol NZETC

The Maori neck-pendant called a tiki, usually fashioned from a piece of greenstone (nephrite), occasionally from bone and ivory, is unquestionably connected with Tiki. It is a phallic symbol; it symbolizes the fertilizing-power of the original tiki, and hence was worn by women as a…

Polynesian Tattoo Symbols explained: fish

Polynesian tattoo symbols explained: tiki (figure) Tiki: (Maori, Marquesan) m.figure.. Tiki (ti'i in Tahitian, ki'i in Hawaiian) is a the word used in Polynesia to indicate a figure, an image. It is represented by a human figure with marked traits: big eyes, nose, ears and mouth.…

Tikis in Hawaii

Tiki bars served mai tais and other fruity island drinks. Before long, tiki culture had a large following in the United States, using South Pacific themes in everything from clothing to interior design. After Hawaii became a state in 1959, tiki culture, the aloha shirt and other ……