AUTHENTIC EASTER ISLAND -- MYSTIC MOAI - ($25 US)
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Stone cast statue, black hydrostone, 180 mm (approx 7 inches), with traditional red initiation hat and back carvings, felt-lined base & parchment description.
The mysterious statues of Easter Island have baffled visitors for centuries, raising questions about ancient giants and lost civilizations. Looming from the barren landscape like silent sentinels, 300 of them once created an unbroken line around the island, all carved from the tough black lava stone of Rano Raraku volcano.
Ranging from four to ten meters (33 feet) and weighing up to 80 tons, the majority are about a thousand years old. A number were once capped with top hats of red-stained stone to signify initiation and many were also back-carved with initiation symbols, although weather has eroded much of these features.
To the people who erected them, the statues were actual repositories of spirit, charged by a mysterious energy they called mana. Some researchers suspect the existence of an ancient geomantic technology, where the ring of basalt statues focussed and concentrated the magnetic flux of the local environment in similar fashion to standing stones in Europe and Australia.
Ground: $10 Australian dollars - Australia New Zealand
Air: $12 USD - Asia, India, Pacific, Japan
Air: $15 USD - USA & Canada
Air: $17 USD - Europe, Scandinavia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Greece, Spain, Mediterranean, Africa, South America & most other locations.
combined postage when required
postal insurance or more expensive registered mail available on request.
Local Australian ground postage 2-3 days
Airmail Europe, USA & Canada 7-14 days