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Listing is for a set of THREE Moai. Please convo us if you would like to purchase single or any other number of Moai Statues. ;)

Price includes free shipping in the US and discounted shipping worldwide.

¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨ The Moai Statues ¨¨¨°º©©º°¨¨¨

Few things overtook my imagination as a child quite like the giant Moai statues of Easter Island or Rapa Nui as it is called by it's inhabitants.

The large, solemn, primitive sculptures carved of hardened volcanic ash and facing, curiously, inward from the sea. All I recall of that first encounter with them over 30 years ago in a library magazine was that no one knew or could say for certain who had built them or how they had managed to erect them all over the island.

No one.

It seemed almost magical to me that these monoliths would be found there and ONLY upon this Island. Only in this repeated and guardian like form.

Standing silent for all of time.

I knew of the stones of Stonehenge and the great pyramids of Egypt and these had, for years, been the source of many imaginary adventures. The statues of Moai would follow suit in the same way. I imagined trees as my Moai. I made small ones. . . many of them. . . from tin foil (much to my mothers dismay on shopping days)

I set them on my windowsill and on my dresser.

They were, to me, very sacred.
Very meaningful.

The watched over. . . everything.

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These miniature Moai are created with just that idea in mind. Little clay icons to watch over anything or anyone you desire. Bewilder and Pine is offering this grouping of three little Moai statues, each hand formed from premium polymer clay and hand-painted with acrylic paints.

The miniature Moai will come in their own little gift box with a card describing the mysteries of the Moai, their discovery and recent understanding of the statues.

While the actual Moai statues average around 13 feet in height and weigh 14 tons each, we decided to save a bit on materials and shipping and so, the miniature Moai offered here each measure around 4 inches high and average 1 3/4 to 2 inches wide.

As each one is hand painted in layers of acrylic and micaceous paint to create a "stone" texture the mini Moai that you will receive will vary a bit in coloring and form from order to order but will be very similar to the ones pictured. EACH one is hand-painted and hand formed! No molds are used for an part of the statues and no two are exactly alike. :)

We can customize any number of Moai for your use. If you wish to purchase a larger or smaller number or larger statues, please let us know by convo and we can work out a price for you for your requests.

This set of three ships via priority mail in the US which is included in the price.

Thank you for looking and reading. . . and more for believing!

We can custom list any number of moai for you to purchase the prices for that are as follows:

1 Moai - $26
2 Moai - $46
3 Moai - $56
4 Moai - $68
5 Moai - $80
Two sets of three: (6 moai total) $95

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A bit more on the meaning of the Moai

“The statues walked,” Easter Islanders say. Archaeologists are still trying to figure out how—and whether their story is a cautionary tale of environmental disaster or a celebration of human ingenuity.

The statues origin dates to somewhere between the years, 1250 and 1500. No one knows for sure when the last statue was carved. The moai cannot be dated directly. Many were still standing when the Dutch arrived in 1722, and Rapanui civilization was peaceful and thriving then.

There are no reports of moai building after Europeans arrived in the 18th century.

Archaeologist Jo Anne Van Tilburg, who has studied the moai for many years, believes the statues may have been created in the image of various paramount chiefs. They were not individualized portrait sculptures, but standardized representations of powerful individuals.

The moai may also hold a sacred role in the life of the Rapa Nui, acting as ceremonial conduits for communication with the gods. According to Van Tilburg, their physical position between earth and sky puts them on both secular and sacred ground; secular in their representation of chief and their ability to physically prop up the sky, and sacred in their proximity to the heavenly gods.

Van Tilburg concludes, "The moai thus mediates between sky and earth, people and chiefs, and chiefs and gods."

Miniature Moai Statues - Easter Island- Rapa Nui Monoliths - Set of Three Handmade Miniature Icons by Bewilder and Pine

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Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Materials: polymer clay, acrylic paint, armature wire, micaceous iron oxide paint
  • Feedback: 650 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from Oregon, United States
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