Tumuaki - Brown - by Benzart for Tiki Farm

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Part of a two mug set that included a poster by Tank.

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This mug is shaped like a man's head with Maori moko tattooing design. Issued in a green or a brown glaze.

Tiki Farm describes this mug:

"I know Tiki pretty darned well. The 'Papa', the 'Godfather' the most revered carver in Tiki is Ben 'Benzart' Davis. My 75-year old, long-time friend means the world to me. I speak with Ben often, but not often enough. Tiki Farm is launching the new 'Tumuaki', a traditional Maori design created by Maori-trained sculptor Benzart and turned into a Tiki mug by Tiki Farm. The significance of this piece in any true Tiki collection is important in my opinion. I am grateful to have this relationship with Ben and I am very proud of Tumuaki! It is 100% Tiki. It is not a lowbrow design, it is not a skull, a monkey, a zombie or a shrunken head. I love all of those aesthetics, but at our roots at Tiki Farm are some very traditional Tiki-inspired designs. Such is the case with Tumuaki.

Glazed in a traditional 'tiki brown' glaze, Tumuaki is impressive!"

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Date Created
23 Oct 2020
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30 Dec 2020
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