Koruru Mother of Pearl Tiki Mug
Tiki Farm writes, Hello fellow Tiki mug collectors! It is with great pleasure that we bring you the newest addition to our highly coveted “Sven Kirsten Kollection”! We proudly present to you for your consideration, “Koruru”. Our Koruru Tiki mug represents a traditional mask on the gable of a typical Maori meeting house. As that, it is the head of the body of the house, with the gable beams being the outstretched arms, welcoming the visitor. Koruru’s authentic Paua shell eyes are a tool to help the ancestors see and protect you! This particular mug is an homage to Rauru, the grandiose Maori meeting house erected in the ethnographic museum of Sven’s home town of Hamburg, Germany. Sven had the opportunity to visit Rauru on many occasions while on school outings as a boy. It inspired his later interest in Polynesian architecture in America. Koruru is glazed in a rich primary greenish-black glaze that fades over the top and into the interior a beautiful emerald green. Koruru measures 7 ¾” in height and has a 20 fluid ounce capacity.