Kon-Tiki Commemorative Mug - Tikiland Trading Company Edition - by THOR

a.k.a. Kon-Tiki Raft Mug in 1 collection

In 1947, a journey across the great Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands took place on a rustic, hand crafted, raft led by Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl. With a raft named after the Inca god "Viracocha", the brave crew set out for an adventure of a lifetime! Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have, by sail, reached Polynesia during pre-Colombian times. His aim in launching the "Kon-Tiki" expedition was meant to prove that. This mug version is sculpted by a different "THOR" you all may know (Tom Thordarson).

Tikiland Trading Co. took over the production of Thor’s in-house produced Kon-Tiki Commemorative Mug. Thor made minor tweaks to the size and color of the mug, which are hardly noticeable from the mug that Thor originally produced (waves now appear more green and less blue for instance). These limited edition mugs are first being sold to the people waiting on Thor’s original 2019 waiting list. Only a small number of these mugs were produced by Thor in-house (which were sold in 2019).

This edition of the Kon-Tiki mug was released in the fall of 2022. The 75th Anniversary Kon-Tiki Commemorative Set from Tikiland Trading Co. also includes a drink recipe card for a rum based “Raroia-Noku”. Tikiland also included a signed and matted print and and COA both signed by Thor. Cost was $245 and a $5 deposit.

Production

Designer
THOR

Release

Cost
USD 250.00
Notes
Included a recipe card, a signed matted print and a signed COA

Physical Characteristics

Material
Ceramic
Shape
Other
Colour
Brown / Light Green
Dimensions
4.5"W x 6.5"L x 10"H
Capacity
22 fl. oz.
Imagery
Tiki
Marking
"THOR TikiLand Trading Co." on bottom.
Distinguishing Characteristics
light green waves

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    Kon-Tiki Commemorative Mug - by THOR a.k.a. Kon Tiki Raft Mug - in 3 collections

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    THOR
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    THOR

    In 1947, a journey across the great Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands took place on a rustic, hand crafted, raft led by Norwegian explorer, Thor Heyerdahl. With a raft named after the Inca god "Viracocha", the brave crew set out for an adventure of a lifetime! Heyerdahl believed that people from South America could have, by sail, reached Polynesia during pre-Colombian times. His aim in launching the "Kon-Tiki" expedition was meant to prove that. This mug version is sculpted by a different "THOR" you all may know (Tom Thordarson). Inspired by the real thing, down to flying fish and playful dolphins frolicking in the waves, this mug holds a generous 22 ounces of your favorite beverage. It stands a proud 10" from base of wave to the top of her mast, and is 6 1/2" in length, and 4 1/2" wide. Sails are water moisture resistant and rigging lines are water resistant, and wax coated. Ceramic glazing is hand applied by Tom and his family, at the THOR ceramics studio.

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Source
Tikiland Trading Website store
Source URL
tikilandtrading.com

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Date Created
10 Nov 2022
Date Updated
10 Nov 2022
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