Folau Tupou was born and raised on the North shore of Oahu. He learned the art of tiki carving from his Uncle Lavaka, a wood carver and canoe builder famous throughout Hawaii and the South Pacific. At the age of 15, he began carving and extensively studying the history of the Hawaiian gods, especially spiritual ones. He was taught to respect the different woods in doing his carvings. Folauís carvings are in public and private collections worldwide and when his son becomes 10 years old, he will also teach him the art of tiki carving.
Many of these are original, one of a kind pieces and may have already been sold. Please contact us to find out what is currently available. We will send photos upon request.