Hawaii Koa Naturals

“In Hawai’i, as in the rest of the primitive world, sculpture was constructed for important magical, religious, and social uses. It was a representational form of art, undertaken for the express purpose of rendering abstract concepts into concrete form. In effect, sculpture was theatrical property for ritual drama. Its most immediate meaning is to be found in its relationship to the ritual context. Not only was the sculpture in most instances intended to be used as ritual objects, but the acts of carving were rituals in themselves to be performed only by a religious specialist and to be accompanied by the most rigorous observances.” (taken from Hawaiian Sculpture by J. Halley Cox).

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