Lono was the god of fertility. Bestowing offspring on man kind and who was said to come down in rain to make crops grow. One of the favorites of the major Tiki gods.ORIGINAL: British Museum, London
Provenance: Rarotonga, Cook Islands
This tiki Lono measures 48 inches, made out of solid wood. This Tiki features three carved human figures on its chest and additional carvings on both arms, as you can see from the picture, being the god of fertility...it is well "equiped".
This is a beautiful piece of art! These Tiki was carved with great attention to details.
Madam Pele, Queen of Fire
[adapted from a 19th cent. carved wood image, Museum of Man, Paris]