Tiki masks are hand-carved wooden logs made to look like a mask, they vary in size ranging from 8 inches to over 5 feet. Originally its purpose was to protect its users from evil spirits as well as provide its users with good luck and fertility. They were usually kept inside the user’s house but could also be placed on the outside the user’s home. These masks were normally carved and designed to resemble a specific trait of a certain Polynesian/Hawaiian god and often have stern facial expressions.Tiki masks played a large role in the Polynesian /Hawaiian culture. They were created to protect the users from evil spirits as well as to increase their luck and fertility. Owners of the mask also used it as a source of interaction and communication with the polynesian/hawaiian Gods. They believed that if they kept  regular communicating with the gods they were sure to follow the right path thus pleasing the gods. Key features commonly found in tiki masks are:Stern and fierce facial expressionsExaggerated features such as big, scary mouths with aggressively showing teeth and furious eyes etc. Curved lines and some straight lines to give the illusion of form .Geometric patterns and shapes to give detail, complexity and structure. Some patterns are more complex than others.A unique and original headdress which symbolizes either a meaning or the god the mask is resemblingThe basic outline/shape of a tiki mask is rectangularMost traditional tiki masks don’t have colour but are instead coated with a stain. Other masks that have colours consist of: primary and secondary colours as well as black and white. A coloured mask usually only has a couple of colours that are normally contrasting.The global context is personal and cultural expression.This relates to Tiki masks as personal links to how each individual sees and perceives the meaning of the mask differently as well as how tiki masks can be personalised to how the artist creating it perceives the trait of the god they chose.Tiki masks are very cultural especially in Polynesian/Hawaiian cultures where they believed it could protect them from evil spirits, increase their luck and fertility as well as communicate with the gods. Expression relates to how tiki masks are carved and designed with a stern, fierce expression it also links to how each artist expresses their style and their perspective of the trait of the god they chose.