Carved in Hawaii pre-WWII, purchased by a Japanese tourist and taken to Japan. Purchased by Jenny Hutchings in Japan in 1972 and brought to Kauai.
The tiki image is copied from a print depicting “An Offering before Captain Cook in the Sandwich Islands January 1779” after John Webber, Captain Cook’s artist.
There are many such versions of this tiki at Pu’uhonua o Honaunau – The City of Refuge National Historic Park in the Kona district of the big island, Hawaii.
Carved from Hawaiian Redood (sequoia sempervirens)
75"H x 5"W x 6"D