Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
What may have started as cultural appropriation has evolved over decades of conversation into a new form of art: American Escapism. We draw direct parallels to Polynesia from time to time, in part to acknowledge and honor tiki’s cultural roots, but the truth is tiki culture in its current incarnation is primarily an American thing. In our view, Tiki (capital T) and tiki (small t) are different, with the latter having little to do with Polynesian culture.
Although our primary focus is on tiki mugs, many of our users also collect ceramic cocktail mugs of adjacent genres including horror, fantasy, and pop culture. Our goal is to be the most comprehensive ceramic cocktail mug database in the world. Those who prefer to browse only tiki mugs can do so on our website here.
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