The Story of the Mug
This ceramic mug by California artist Daniel Gallardo (aka Tiki Diablo) is a tribute to the great carver, Barney West. The mug is based on the tiki that resides in the beautiful gardens of the Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The hand-applied finish emulates the patina that the great carving has earned over the decades in the tropic climate.
Barney was an old salt and larger than life character — just like his massive sculptures carved from immense redwood logs that dot the globe at some of the best tiki establishments.
Fill it with your favorite tropical drink. Diablo’s suggestion is the “Jet Pilot,” his drink of choice in the Molokai bar.
- This mug is 8.5” tall and holds about 13oz.
- It comes with a faux lava rock coaster and LED light (for a lil’ up-lighting!)
- These come in two colors, Sausalito Brown and Redwood Ember.
- There will only be 100 of each color made and that’s it!
To ensure that you get the color you’d like, be sure to order soon.
About The Hukilau™
The Hukilau™ is a 4-day Tiki festival held in America’s Vacationland – Fort Lauderdale, Florida, honoring the historic Mai-Kai Restaurant: a well-preserved icon of mid-century splendor. The event draws up to 1,200 people each year from all over the globe. The Hukilau™ is proud to celebrate its 12th Anniversary in 2013.