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Discussion in 'Holidays & Traditions' started by Joe Riley, Mar 23, 2019.
"EASTER ISLAND" on a UKULELE
I wouldn't mind at all
Looking at a catalogue just yesterday, I saw one of the chaps below in there, I could get him to stand guard
in me garden - if, I had one - a garden that is
He's a 'fine figure of a man' isn't he Joe ………….
A real heavyweight!
"Moai means “so that he can exist” and each figure is an embodiment of an important figure or ancestor. Ranging in height from 6-33ft, there are about 1000 scattered around the island. "
"They were carved out of the volcanic ash stone or basalt in the quarries, then moved to the edges of the island."
"Multiple statues did not make it to their destination, either breaking or unable to be moved, they rest where they fell. They were placed to face inward with their backs towards the ocean so that they could watch over the land and people."
The Eyes Have It!
It is important to emphasize how sacred and powerful the moai were to the Rapa Nui people. The moai contained and embodied the deceased’s spirit (mana). The most important pieces were the eyes made of white shells and coral. Only one example survives. The eyes were placed at the very end of installation and seen as the key piece to bring the figure to life.
An experiment to see if maoi could have actually been moved by rocking back and forth using ropes