I know Tiki pretty darned well. The Papa, the Godfather the most revered carver in Tiki is Ben Benzart Davis. My 75-year old, long-time friend means the world to me. I speak with Ben often, but not often enough. Tiki Farm is launching the new Tumuaki, a traditional Maori design created by Maori-trained sculptor Benzart and turned into a Tiki mug by Tiki Farm. The significance of this piece in any true Tiki collection is important in my opinion. I am grateful to have this relationship with Ben and I am very proud of Tumuaki! It is 100% Tiki. It is not a lowbrow design, it is not a skull, a monkey, a zombie or a shrunken head. I love all of those aesthetics, but at our roots at Tiki Farm are some very traditional Tiki-inspired designs. Such is the case with Tumuaki.
Glazed in a traditional Tiki brown glaze, Tumuaki is impressive!