Tupapa’u Marquesan Trophy Skull Mug


Tupapa’u is inspired by the trophy skulls of both ancestors and enemies of ancient warriors of the Marquesas Islands, predominantly from the island of Nuku Hiva. The warriors would often lash the skulls onto their rope belts and adorn them with elements such as tusks and tapa cloth. Designed for us by Philippe Tilikete, Tupapa’u is glazed with the exterior in a matte washed rich brown that transitions to a weathered bone with the interior in gloss brown. Tupapa’u measures 4 1/8” high x 5” in length and has a 14 oz. capacity.

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