Tiki Masks are a wonderful addition to your Tiki bars, parties, or room decoration. At Forever Bamboo, by Xcel Distributions, we sell intricate and high quality Tiki masks. They are often used for tropical beach themed restaurants to create a Polynesian look.
In Fiji and other South Pacific Island cultures, the Tiki is worshiped and considered an integral part of their origin, history, and culture. These carved masks are important to Polynesians because they symbolize Tiki. It is a means to pay respect to ancient Polynesian cultures. Each mask we offer has a rich history with many different meanings associated with it.
About Our Tiki Masks
The Tiki masks come in a variety of colors depending on the expression and meaning. In terms of color, we offer masks in colors ranging from bright flashes of oranges and reds, calming greens and blues, to muted dark browns and creams. We also offer natural colored masks. Each mask has varying facial expression that will instill terror or awe to onlookers.
How They’re Made
The Tiki masks are made with fine Albesia wood. The Albesia wood is a strong material but lightweight as well. The wood is cut into blocks then master carvers carefully cut away at the block to make the Tiki mask shape. Intricate patterns and designs are carved into the Tiki mask shape along with specific facial expressions. Depending on the facial expression, the Tiki masks are then carefully stained and painted to give the right look and feel. The bold tongue masks are painted with vivid red paint while the stoic masks are stained with rich dark coffee color and accented with cream colored designs. Our masks also come with pineapple designs and the surfboard shape with either a pineapple or hibiscus design.
Where to Use Tiki Masks
At Forever Bamboo, we offer many different sizing, color and facial expression Tiki masks. We offer two sizes for our masks: 20 inches or 40 inches tall. The 20 inch tall Tiki mask is a perfect size to set on top of tables or tiki bars. Another great option is to hang these masks from a wall in festive patterns or by itself since it’s a beautiful stand-alone product as well! Add our 40 inch Tiki mask floor decoration for a more prominent display. Add them in a garden to accent for everyday use or for parties. The 40 inch mask could be used as a stunning focal piece. Display it prominently on a wall or as accents to a Tiki bar.
The History of Tiki Masks
During the 1930s, the soldiers returned from the war from Hawaii and other South Pacific Islands. The soldiers and sailors brought back artifacts and tales of the Polynesian Islands. Restaurants and homes started adorning these tiki masks to reminisce about the times spent in the South Pacific. The use of Tiki masks in restaurants was popularized by Don, owner of Don the Beachcomber restaurant. He started decorating his restaurant in the Polynesian theme. His obsession with the Polynesian culture led to a rise in Tiki decorating with other restaurants and homes.
During the 1930s to 1960s the Polynesian theme and Tiki decorations were a popular resort, restaurant or home décor theme. By the 1970s this trend was over exposed and the great age of Tiki was gone. However, there has been resurgence in this décor theme among many restaurants and homes. The Tiki masks are a wonderful aesthetic addition to many spaces!
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