Art craftsmen : I see, Polynesian hook

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Artisan d’art : matau, l’hameçon polynésien

I see, Polynesian hook, expresses the concepts of eternity, cycles, and return inalienable things and beings. For the demigod is civilizing hero. Maui made islands reappear dark abysses of the ocean that kept them, clinging to his magical hook to give men a new era prestige and glory. It is mostly shaped in the nacre of the pearl oyster using saws or coral stone, lime in coral or sea urchin spines and spikes drill shell, themselves driven by flying to drill pump ....

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Art craftsmen : jewelry

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Artisan d’art : les bijoux

In Tahiti the jewelry is not a symbol of vanity of human desires and, on the contrary. Made of the finest materials from the bowels of the earth or the sea, they come to represent the unknown riches of the unconscious. Understand that the raw material, as valuable as it, becomes jewel after a meticulous and creative, is giving its full human dimension to this activity. The work of jewelers Polynesian is full of this kind of gravity that makes him pick the most beautiful shells on the distant shores of the Tuamotu, choose the pearls ...

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Art craftsmen : the nacre

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Artisan d’art : la nacre

Hiro Ouwen : was here Polynesia fortunate to have the pearl, it is a matter extraordinary. You can find the colors most iridescent nacre when you work in depth. The first step is the reflection, work design is very important, therefore draw on the drawing plane and then see then how it is realized. You must create, even once in the evening, sometimes I wake up at night because I have ideas that I work. I always carry a small notebook with me when I take note of everything that goes through my head. Foster mother of pearl, it is ...

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Art craftsmen : stone flower

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Artisan d’art : la pierre fleurie

Phonolite garnet is a volcanic rock that is only found in two places in the world : Brazil and the Marquesas Islands and more specifically the island of Ua Pou, and more precisely in two valleys of this island only, Valley and the Hohoi Hakata. A few nautical miles from Ua Pou, in the neighboring island of Nuku Hiva, vit Tehau Ah Sha. Tehau is an artist. His specialty is sculpture, her favorite material, La Pierre. I must say it runs in the family ! Marquesan his ancestors have left many traces of their expertise. Phonolite contains treasures ...

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Art craftsmen : the tifaifai

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Artisan d’art : le tifaifai

At night when I sleep, I reflected and when the models are, I write and cut. When I start a tifaifai I'll draw my motive on a sheet and after I cut. I freehand. I have not been to school. I started doing tifaifai at the age of 17 years. It came like that, when I saw my cousins ​​work on tifaifai, it is like that that I had envy to make tifaifai, like this, all alone ! I cut a tifaifai, but the first tifaifai, I did not succeed and after we made groups of mothers to make tifaifai, Six ...

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Art craftsmen : the tiki

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Artisan d’art : le tiki

Tiki, the first human being, bewitched those who wanted to own it. To protect and use its powers against his enemies, the ancient Polynesians had to sculpt an image in stone or wood and make offerings necessary for a good mind wants to penetrate. Then he became a sorcerer parent and misfortune to the enemies of the family ! A tiki carving in wood is now an artistic flair that everyone has not. Kehu owns. Kehu lives in the Marquesas Islands, an archipelago in the far north of Tahiti ; Like many of the greatest sculptors of tikis. Tehu like ...

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