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© 2020 Havaiki Oceanic and Tribal Art

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HAVAIKI OCEANIC AND TRIBAL ART  |  HANALEI, HI  |  808-826-7606  |  M-SU 10-6

Museum Quality Treasures from Polynesia and Oceania. The Most Unique Gallery on Kauai. 

THE MOST UNIQUE GALLERY ON KAUAI

Since 2002, Jim, Vicki and Dylan’s epic voyages aboard Yacht Firebird and Yacht Compadre have inspired Havaiki Oceanic and Tribal Art, which features a collection of treasures from the countries of Oceania, the land of betel nut, crocodiles and headhunters.  Many items are museum quality, while others are made using centuries-old techniques.  All are one of a kind, including masks, tikis and contemporary jewelry influenced by primitive designs.  What’s more, every table, sculpture, calabash, and necklace comes with an interesting story.  Fantastic and beautiful items that are rich in traditional culture, spirit and mana.

Since 2002, Jim, Vicki and Dylan’s epic voyages aboard Yacht Firebird and Yacht Compadre have inspired Havaiki Oceanic and Tribal Art, which features a collection of treasures from the countries of Oceania, the land of betel nut, crocodiles and headhunters.  Many items are museum quality, while others are made using centuries-old techniques.  All are one of a kind, including masks, tikis and contemporary jewelry influenced by primitive designs.  What’s more, every table, sculpture, calabash, and necklace comes with an interesting story.  Fantastic and beautiful items that are rich in traditional culture, spirit and mana.

See more about our story below, select items from the collection here, or visit us in Hanalei on the island of Kauai. 


 

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The havaiki story

Welcome to our gallery. Havaiki is the legendary homeland of all Polynesians.  Many of the items we collected personally during our five-year sailing adventure aboard Firebird, our 84’ ketch. And for the last ten years aboard our new boat, Compadre, a 55’ sloop. From the 60’s through the 90’s, Jim and Vicki lived in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands, and were in the hotel, restaurant, gift shop and yacht charter businesses. Dylan was born and raised in South Africa, where all his activities involved the ocean. He met Jim and Vicki in Florida and joined them shortly after in St. Thomas. 

 

In 2002, we left the Virgin Islands on Firebird to begin five years of cruising and a 40,000-mile adventure through some of the most remote areas of the world.  We transited the Panama Canal and cruised through Costa Rica, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotus, Tahiti, Society Islands, Cook Islands, Niue, Tonga, New Zealand, Fiji, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Papua, and a good part of Indonesia to Bali.  We then returned through Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands to Sydney, Australia. In 2009 we did a similar trip on Compadre, starting in California.

 

We hope you view our gallery as a very special place.  Everything you see is full of mana and rich cultural traditions. Many of the artisans and carvers live in small villages as they did centuries ago, virtually untouched by the Western World.  We also feature quality artwork by local artists and craftsmen.   In our hearts, in whatever small way we can, we would like to help Hawaiians, Polynesians and all the people of Oceania hold on to their customs and culture through their art and history. 

 

We stay in touch with the carvers and artists and buy new inventory frequently. By purchasing something from our gallery, you will also be helping these wonderful people of Oceania hold onto their simple way of life.  Our gallery is a work in progress and we continue to bring in new and exciting pieces. So be sure to stop in again soon.

 

If you have time and would like to know a little bit more about us and our sailing adventure, you can visit our web-site – www.yachtfirebird.com. To see the photos and details of our trip, click on the Friends and Family page.