In Polynesian folklore Tiki carvings are said to represent gods. Maori mythology refers to Tiki as the first man. Hawaiian Tiki legends refer to 4 main Gods which are the God of War, the God of Fertility and Peace, the God of Light and Life, and the God of the Sea. Ancient peoples prayed to these gods and celebrated them in various ways. Some people still believe in the power of the Tiki and still pay homage in ritual ceremonies. This fact still stirs controversy. Tiki carvings are more often enjoyed for their artistic tropical appeal and remain popular in modern art culture.
Eddy Finn celebrates the Tiki Art concept in three new Ukulele models pictured below.