Thanks for stopping by my site. My name is Doug Jenkins and I spend my days in a small coastal Florida town as a bone carver in the Polynesian tradition. Respect and belief in the symbolism are the primary reasons for my love of this art. The positive energy and good karma are inescapable realities for me.
You can see some of my work in the newly released movie "Dolphin Tale". "Hazel" wears one of my Honu (turtle) carvings throughout the movie. Additionally, Harry Connick Jr.'s character carves a Winter the dolphin piece for "Sawyer" which is also my work.
I have designed every piece and each is hand made. You are looking at the actual necklace that you will receive, not a sample or example. I encourage you to find the piece that is meaningful and "speaks" to you. Symbolism:
DOLPHIN - Love, Harmony, Balance and in Winter's case the ability to overcome adversity
HEI MATAU (Fish Hook) - Prosperity and Safety on the Water
HIKU (Whale’s Tail) - Strength, Speed, Success and Confidence
HONU (Turtle) – Longevity, Endurance, Peace, Humility and Inner Strength
KORU (Curl) - New Beginnings, Growth, Renewal and Hope for the Future
OM (AUM) – Unity of the Mind, Body and Spirit
TIKI – Power, Protection and Prestige
Check out the More Info tab for details about my process, the quality and the tradition. You can also get information about upcoming shows and the new retail location for Tiki Doug bone carvings.
Mahalo, Tiki Doug
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