Purchased 2020- Custom with puka shells
Teka is named for the Chief of the friendly tribe that greeted the Kon Tiki crew when they arrived in French Polynesia in 1947. This mug shows a full-bodied tiki with a toothy grin and horizontal almond eyes. Lines radiate through his forehead and eyebrows, and a Ku-like headdress runs down his back and sides. "TEKA" is written in raised vertical letters on the back side. Made on Maui by Rob Hawes, this mug comes in a variety of glazes and colors, and includes a signed and numbered tag about Teka.