Friday, February 13, 2009

Mailbox Tiki Poles

Love the look of a genuine tiki pole? We found one in Cape Canaveral that was made into a mailbox stand! This tiki god mailbox stands six feet tall and was hand-crafted by a local artist.

Carving is one of the oldest known art forms. Ancient people that occupied the Pacific islands often used this art form to create “tiki” statues and poles. “Tiki” refers to large wood (or stone) carvings of humanoid forms.

The tiki mailboxes are made of natural materials (palm wood) individually hand-carved and chiseled. The raw shape of the wood guides the finished design making each tiki god unique. The artist then paints on the menacing grin and piercing eyes. Out of the mouth comes the mailbox, creating a unique and fun way to create a tropical feel to your home and yard.

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