Garden Art forum: Any one know the story of these carved palm trees?

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Name: Jackie
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allgr8dogs
Jul 6, 2012 11:29 PM CST
I have seen several palm trees carves like this and wondered if any one know the story of these carved palm trees?Thumb of 2012-07-07/allgr8dogs/a15956
Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Jul 7, 2012 9:43 AM CST
Tikis are were carvings of Polynesian gods. Here are a couple of articles.

This an article about the Hawaiian Tiki gods.
http://www.mythichawaii.com/tiki-gods.htm

Here is an article about the spread and popularity of tikis.
http://www.questiki.com/Tiki-Culture.htm
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Name: Jackie
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allgr8dogs
Jul 8, 2012 8:13 AM CST
These are interesting articles - thanks!
Name: Vicki
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vic
Jul 14, 2012 3:44 AM CST

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Thank you for the info Jay - I had no idea!

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