Ancient Hawaiian Rock Carvings are found throughout the Hawaiian Islands. These carvings represent the spiritual and physical presence of Hawaiian everyday life. Their real and abstract nature is a compelling vision of a time long ago.
John Ilnicki has tried to recreate this vision as close to the original as possible. Designed as wall plaques and sand casted in solid bronze, the petroglyphs are a piece of Hawaii that will last a lifetime.
The petroglyphs cost $50 each (plus shipping and handling). Each petroglyph is approximately 10 inches tall by 8 inches wide and makes a beautiful gift.
John's pieces include:
For more information, please contact the artisan:
- DOUBLE-HULL CANOE
Found at Kalailinui, Maui, the "Double-Hull Canoe" is a depiction of the ancient Polynesian voyaging canoes.
Found at Puako, Hawaii, the "Paddlers" has as much significance today with the many sports persons who ply the oceans around the world, as it did a thousand years ago.
Found at Puako, Hawaii, "Ohana" is commonly regarded as the symbol of "the family".
Found at Puako, Hawaii, the "Alii" can be assumed to represent royalty.
Found at Puako, Hawaii, the "Warrior" is generally considered to be a depiction of man with a gourd helmet, a soldier.
Found at various sites throughout the State of Hawaii, the "Spearman" is probably a person going about the task of hunting or spear-fishing.
Found at Kaupulehu, Hawaii, the "Fisherman" can pertain to any civilization throughout the world.
- RAINBOW MAN
Found at Nuuanu, Oahu, the arc of the rainbow resting on the shoulders of a person has a special significance to the Hawaiian people - a symbol of each individual's responsibility to shoulder the task of protecting the land, the "aina".
Found at Puako and Pohue Bay, Hawaii, the "Runner" comes singly or in groups of figures racing over the rock-face.
Found at Puako, Hawaii, and other sites throughout the state, the green sea turtle has long been associated with the Hawaiian Islands. Now an endangered species, its worth has become more important than ever.
- DANCER WITH GOURD
Found at Puuloa, Hawaii, the "Dancer" is the spirit of joy, the music, the hula that is the aloha of Hawaii.
Found at various sites, the "Surfer" is a true claim to the beginnings of a sport now enjoyed throughout the world.
- LUCKY GECKO
Though not a petroglyph, this little creature is certainly a familiar figure everywhere throughout the islands. In every household the "Gecko" is considered a symbol of luck, as well as good-natured fun.
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Haleiwa, Hawaii 96712
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