TASINI TIKI GALLERY

A43
808.276.0809
9:30am - 9pm Daily

Taani Tasini Lavaka was born and raised in the Island Kingdom of Tonga where traditional carving with wood and bone is an important part of the culture. Lavaka has been honing his skill since the age of six.

He started carving functional pieces like canoes for fishing, tools, and weapons for farming and hunting. Today as a master carver, most of his work is commissioned.  He has designed and carved across a very broad range of subjects from the traditional to the modern, from relief and ornamental carving to lettering and sculpture. Tasini Tiki Gallery showcases a wide range of wood sculptures.