Tiki in the Amazon

By July 3, 2017Articles

Rocketship’s Tiki bottle had an adventure in the Amazon for a photo shoot. The design was originally carved by the world-renown Polonesian artisan Jared Pere and the CAD design was generated here at the studio. The Kona Watter Bottle is intended to remind all of the rich Polynesian culture every time they drink cool refreshing water

A brave soul trying to get the perfect shot.

Ki’i (carved image or figure) is a Hawai’i art form created to represent ancient akua (gods) and family ‘aumakua (ancestral guardian deities). They could be found guarding the entrance to sacred sites or marking important boundaries cautioning visitors to avoid breaking kapu (law). While there are many styles of Ki’i that are distinct to each island and region, the most commonly depicted are the Kona style found on the island of Hawai’i. The Kona Bottle is a representation of ki’i found there, recreated directly from the carving of a Hawaiian artisan. When you use it, remember your visit to Hawai’i – and preserve your mana (life energy) by keeping hydrated.

Ki’i at Pu`uhonua O Hōnaunau National Historical Park.