Monday, April 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
The most popular Hawaiian gifts are tikis, tiki bars, Hawaiian tropical decor, and Hawaiian dashboard dolls. The tikis, tiki bar, the tropical décor and the dashboard doll pieces or materials are especially hand-crafted by highly trained and experienced craftsmen. The carved tikis include tiki masks of various types such as Hawaiian tiki masks, Fijian tiki masks, painted tiki masks, and bamboo tiki masks. The other unique carved tikis in Hawaiian gifts are tiki bars, tiki totems, primitive tikis, modern tikis, and tiki wall plaques.The special Hawaiian tropical décor gift items lay emphasis on outdoor accent. They consist of items like outdoor tikis, tiki signs, ornamentally carved outdoor lanterns, architectural pots, bamboo poles, fencing, and accessories, thatches and thatch covers, tropical furniture, tropical matting, and outdoor tiki bar items. The tropical décor items also include painted reliefs, vintage frames, printed and poster gift pieces such as Hawaiian flora, hula dance, mermaids, floral images, aloha tropical signs, nautical signs, palm girls, sunset travel, romantic moonlight, and ukulele, apart from photographic tropical décor memorabilia like nostalgic photography and surfing photography.
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Monday, March 22, 2010
The habit of giving gifts, new and novel gift items, and gift ideas had proliferated and become global after the arrival of Internet marketing. However, gift materials and gift ideas of certain regions had been in the forefront due to their special nature of universal appeal and ingenious craftsmanship. Hawaiian gift ideas and gift items are among the most sought after products in any part of the world. Before taking a look at the gift ideas of Hawaii, it would be better if we understand the basic culture of Hawaii, where gift is an inseparable part of the lives of the people of this group of islands. The tradition of Hawaiian gifts had come from the Polynesian heritage of Hawaii and is blended with their culture.
When somebody is invited to a party in another person’s house, it is customary for Hawaiians to carry a food item like a dessert as a small gift to the party. The food offering in the party itself is part of the gift-giving culture. This had led to the donation of leftovers of party food items to homeless people. Similarly, whenever an individual of Hawaii returns from a trip, it is customary to bring back at least one or two gifts to family members and close friends and relatives. Such gifts are addressed by the Japanese word, ‘omiyage’, the Hawaiian term, ‘makana’, or the Samoan name, ‘oso’. At the same time, local Hawaiians will take local gifts or food items to friends and relatives in the places that they visit, when they travel out of Hawaii.
Another Hawaiian custom is to respond either with a gift or money when somebody offers a gift or does a service to you. Even if that person does not accept the money offered by you, you must at least make the offer. Hence, the practice of giving and accepting gifts is ingrained in the Hawaiian culture. At TikiMaster.com, we have made it our policy to help people follow this endearing tradition of offering Hawaiian gifts by providing them with the maximum variety of gift items and gift ideas.
TikiMaster.com initially conducted a detailed research in Hawaii on the various gift items and gift ideas that were available. A simple fact emerged that each supplier of gift products were offering only a limited number of items. Hence, a conscious decision was taken at TikiMaster.com that the maximum variety of gift products and gift ideas should be presented to the local people, as well as visitors from outside. In short, we concluded that TikiMaster.com must be a one-stop solution for all Hawaiian gift specialties. Hence, we first created several categories of gift ideas. These categories are
· Special Hawaii Hot Deals
· Carved Tikis
· Outdoor Accents
· Prints and Posters
· Polynesian Art
· Luau Party Supplies
· Aloha Living
· Tiki Living
· Wedding Collection
· Silk Leis
· Bath and Body
· Beach Décor
· Christmas Mania
· Coastal Décor
· Surf Jewelry
· Island Gourmet
· Nautical Décor
· Books and Videos
· Skull and Bones Décor
· Tiki Mugs
· Toys and Plush
If you think that this is quite a long list in Hawaiian gifts, let us take a look at the various gift articles and ideas furnished under each category.
Special Hawaii hot deals include keychains, Hawaii magnets, pens, shot glasses, luggage tags, etc. Tikis are Hawaiian wood carvings. Carved tikis are tiki totems, tiki masks, bamboo tiki masks, Fijian tiki masks, Hawaiian tiki masks, painted tiki masks, tiki wall plaques, modern tikis, primitive tikis, bishop museum tikis, and painted tiki totems. Outdoor accents are architectural tiki mask, outdoor tikis, lanterns, tiki signs, architectural pots, bamboo fencing, bamboo poles, bamboo accessories, thatch, thatch covers, outdoor tiki bars, tropical furniture, and tropical matting.
Tiki signs are aloha tropical, bamboo, drift, nautical, nostalgia, painted reliefs, surf, tiki bar, and vintage frames. Prints and posters are Aloha-Hawaii, floral images, fly to Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaiian flora, hula dance, island aviations, mermaids, surfing photography, nostalgic photography, outrigger canoe, palm girls, romantic moonlight, sunset travel, surfing in paradise, tiki prints, ukulele, vintage California, and vintage European.
Polynesian art gift ideas are tiki prints, Pacific carvings, Koa paddles, Hawaiian weapons, carved wood bowls, Polynesian clubs, Tapa paintings, ceramics, Hawaiian storyboards, sea life carvings, voyaging canoe, and Kim Taylor Reece collections. Luau party supplies are Island party ware, hula skirts, and ukulele’s. Aloha living gift items comprise of vintage Hula lamps, Aloha collection, glassware and tabletop, Aloha home, Aloha rug and carpet, Aloha stationery, photo memories and keepsakes, Aloha fun gifts, novelty and fun gifts, wall hangers, Hawaiian ukulele, bags and cosmetics, canvas baskets, magnets, seashell collection, and stationery.
Tiki living gift products are tiki lamps, tiki home, kitchen and bathroom, tiki gifts, and tiki photo memories and keepsakes. Hawaiian jewelry include Koa and pearls jewelry, Koa and Puka shell jewelry, Koa bangles, Koa bracelets, Koa earrings, Koa hair accessories, Koa Necklaces, Koa pendants, and Koa rings. Silk leis comprise of Ali ‘i Nani leis, ankle and wristbands, cluster leis, hair accessories, headbands, headbands, Hula and party supplies, Island leis, Keiki leis, Kukui and candle nut leis, Lihilihi leis, Poepoe leis, promo leis, regular leis, and silk with Kukui nut leis.
The above gift ideas are only examples of the sheer variety offered by TikiMaster.com. Details of the various exclusive gift products under other categories can be provided on specific request. The thrust in all our gift items and gift ideas lies in the quality of the products, the craftsmanship, and special designs that are unmatched by other providers of gift items.
If you are visiting Hawaii, then we have more than one gift item that you will be compelled to take back when you return home. In fact, you will be at a loss to decide what to buy and what not to buy, since all our gift ideas are equally appealing and exceptional in thought and design. The icing on the cake is that nearly all our gift ideas and products are priced most competitively to suit all types of budgets and purses. You will enjoy shopping with us throughout your stay in Hawaii and go back fully contented that you had bought the most special and unique gift items that Hawaii can offer.
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Monday, February 22, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Your "one-stop-nautical-shop" for nautical Decor accessories: nautical signs, nautical accessories, nautical and maritime flags, beach house, beach signs, lighthouse, surf and nautical lifestyle Decor!
Nautical-Signs.com: "Where People & Nautical Living Meet". Welcome to our official Web site of Nautical-Signs.com, your one-stop-nautical-shop for maritime decor, nautical decor and coastal decor. We carry a wide variety of nautical accessories that will enhance your decorating projects. From nautical/beach signs, lighthouses, nautical wall hangers, home decor accessories with ship wheels, life saving buoy and lake decor to pastel colors coastal accessories...we thrive to bring you the best quality product at the best possible price.
Our nautical accessories have a nice vintage and weathered look! Each piece has been hand carved and hand painted. Our most popular line is the nautical flags which can be used to display kids name, last name, company names and more.
Friday, February 5, 2010
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Alright, so now the large Tiki is carved and you are getting ready to ship it to your customer. What is the best way to get it to its final destination in one piece?
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
The largest Tiki that we carved so far is about 10 feet with a diameter of about 3.5 feet. The picture showns was carved from a 200 year old airpod tree from the Waikiki zoo. The Tiki is now overseeing the Northshore of Maui. The challenge like every large pieces is to move them before, during and especially after they have been carved. The forklift is the best way to go with large straps secured around the butt and the neck which will balance out the statue perfectly.
Large Tiki Carvings for Your Customers! TikiMaster.com not only has a huge selection of tiki masks, but we also have an enormous array of tiki statues and tiki totems; all of which will make you and your clients dream of Polynesia! We carry tikis that are as small as four inches tall to tikis that are 12 feet tall and everything in between. Our large tiki carvings are made in a variety of woods including palm, monkey pod, resin, and acacia. All of our tikis are known to bring good luck or other desirable qualities like wealth, prosperity and health. Don’t see the deity that you’re looking for? Call 877-677-4440 and we’ll help you find the perfect tiki for you!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Polynesian carvings are a new trendy way to decorate, tropical style, in any room or your home or even at your office or retail store. Tiki masks, tiki totems, tiki sculptures, and even framed tikis are among the wide variety of Polynesian carvings that TikiMaster.com. Try using one of our unique carved Polynesian pieces instead of standard wall art to spice up the look of your desired room. Blending real or artificial plants with Polynesian carvings creates a very organic contrast and brings a room to a whole new level of tropical.
TikiMaster.com has the largest selection of Polynesian tiki carvings on the web. We have a variety of sizes and price points to fulfill everyone’s needs. Polynesian carvings galore at TikiMaster.com!
Floor-Standing Polynesian Carvings
No wall space for Polynesian carvings?? Why not try one of our free standing Polynesian carvings? TikiMaster.com’s Polynesian carvings consist of statues, totems; even our masks that have bases can be freestanding. Many of our floor standing Polynesian carvings are meant for protection of home or office.
Are Polynesian carvings not exactly what you are looking for? Well, check out TikiMaster.com for an array of other tropical art ranging from paintings to pottery and everything in between.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
Looking for affordable wood carvings? Don't go any further! TropicalTikis360.com was launched with price conscious customers. After many reviews from multiple home decor Web sites, we landed on www.tropicaltikis360.com that offers a wide range of home decor products from tropical tikis, Hawaiian decor, koa paddles, Tiki bar, nautical and beach decor, pirate and crossbones accessories, surf signs, decorative wooden bowls and more!
Some of the deals offered at Tropical Tikis360 include a set of 3 masks for $39.90 or a set of 3 hand carved tiki statues for $49.00.
As one of Hawaii's finest manufacturer and online gift catalog companies, the company is able to offer a large selection of products such as: Tikis, Tiki masks, Tiki Bar, koa paddles, polynesian art, tropical decor, surf decor products, skull and bones accessories, pirate wall decor, island lifestyle products and more...
For more information, you can contact them via email or simply visit them at TropicalTikis360.com.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Our selection of architectural wooden pots are carved out from a palm tree. The grain of the palm has a beautiful finish, the sizes of our pots range from 30" to 70". They look great in pair if set up in an entry way or simply by itself with artifact coming out of it. These architectural wooden pots made of palm will be sure to make a statement at your next gathering. Each wooden pot was carved out, varnished and hand rubbed to give an exquisite finish. Only at Tikimaster.com
Made from palm wood which is hollowed out, sanded down and hand varnished to make a great statement either indoor or outdoor. Available in many sizes.
For more information, contact us or visit us at Tikimaster.com!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tikis made of coconut or palm wood are usually the best economic way to enhance your pool or outdoor area. Usually they are fairly affordable for about $200 for a 40", $300 for a 60" and $450 for a 70". While the grain of the coconut can be a little "boring" compare to Acacia Koa, Monkey Pod or other tropical wood, there are ways to enlight the finish of a coconut Tiki.
Saturday, September 19, 2009
One of a kind hand carved Tiki surfboard by master carver Pulele in the Waiaenae Valley on the West side of Oahu. The surfboard is one inch thick and measures about 6 feet. The wood used is acacia Koa, great piece of island art.
Tikimaster.com: Your "One-Stop-Tiki Shop" for Tiki Products, Tiki Bar, koa and Island Lifestyle Decor! As one of Hawaii's finest manufacturer and online gift catalog companies, we offer a large selection of products such as: Tikis, Tiki masks, Tiki Bar, koa paddles, polynesian art, tropical decor, surf decor products, island lifestyle products and more...
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Early uses of the leis included: farmers giving a blessing of the gods upon fields and crops, ornaments for dancers, healing priests using leis for healing rites, and for sacred Hawaiian rituals. In addition, leis were symbols of chiefly rank and love and lovemaking. Gods and goddesses favored them and poets sang their praises.
The craft of lei making was further advanced by modern Hawaiians, who had the luxury of an inflow of numerous varieties of flowers. Among the many plants and flowers introduced during the 19th century by travelers and immigrants were carnations, gardenias, jasmine, marigolds, pansies, plumeria, roses and violets. As a result, the original Hawaiian lei was redesigned and restructured.oday in Hawaii, leis are presented around the head and shoulders of a special person. Presenting a lei signifies admiration, respect and honor towards the individual. Leis are also given during special occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, graduations, weddings and all memorable moments in someone's life.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Your "one-stop-skull-and-bones-shop" for cross bones decor accessories: skull and cross bones signs, skull and cross bones accessories, skull and cross bones sticks and oars, cross bones hanging masks, and more
SkullandBonesDecor.com: "Where People & Cross Bones Meet". Welcome to our official Web site of SkullandBonesDecor.com, your one-stop-skull-and-bones-shop for the enthusiast of cross bones, skull and bones accessories, pirate signs, and much more.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Tikimaster.com is proud to release its new line of Koa Hawaiian Jewelry accessories! From koa necklaces, earrings, pendant to bracelets, these beautiful Hawaiian jewelry gifts will be real hit!
Our designs range from oceanic designs to floral, Hawaii island style, traditional Hawaiian and much more.
Our collection of Koa Jewelry accessories can be found at http://www.hawaiianjewelrymaster.com!
We ship within the US and internationally! Simply visit us at http://www.tikimaster.com for more information.
History on Koa wood: Koa is part of the Acacia family of trees and is recognized as one of the finest textured woods in the world. This native of Hawaii is truly a monarch of the forest, growing to heights of 100 feet. The best Koa (Acacia koa) can be found specifically on higher elevations of the Big Island and take 50 to 70 years to mature.
Different parts of the island yields a distinctive hue to the color of the wood. Currently the wood we use at Hawaiian Accessories is from Honakaa which has a dark red look. We also purchase wood from Hoonaunau in Kona which has an orange-brown color and wood harvested in Volcano, in the Puna district which has a lighter brown coloring.
In ancient Hawaii, Koa wood was harvested exclusively for the alii class or royalty. The huge logs were crafted into sculpted images of gods, personal containers and canoes for royalty. It is said that when the early Hawaiians wished to choose a Koa tree for a canoe, they found one which the elepaio bird had not been pecking.
By the turn of the century, koa was called the Hawaiian Mahogany and used extensively by the upper class and government buildings for furniture, staircases and other woodworks. Beautiful examples are still viewed in such places as the Iolani Palace.
We also are the largest producer of island lifestyle products, our collection include: Tikis, pirate and skull decor, coastal and nautical decor, Koa and hawaiian art, surf and beach decor! Visit us today at http://www.carvingemporium.com