Tag: Tiki

What Does Tiki Mean in Hawaiian?

Aloha! If you’ve ever visited the beautiful islands of Hawaii or have an interest in Hawaiian culture, you might have come across the term “tiki” at some point. But what does tiki mean in Hawaiian? Well, let me tell you, tiki is a term that holds great significance in Hawaiian culture and traditions. In short, …

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Is the Tiki Kitsch Craze Innocent Fun or Exploitation of Culture?

When Trader Vic invented his now famous Tiki cocktails in fun whimsical Tiki head souvenir glasses with curly straws and tons of rum, there was not any thought as to sensitivity to the Hawaiian culture that might exist if it were today. Think of it like this. What if a bar were started with a …

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