One of the things I like about visiting different countries is looking at the statues the locals carve. I have a particular love of local gods, idols or fertility figures, much to my OHs horror! I usually try to pick up at least one little souvenir on each trip, but this has slowed dramatically since traveling with my OH, she seems to think we don't need lots of fertility statues around the garden let alone the house.
A lot of the statues have come from various parts of the pacific. I was lucky enough to travel around quite a few of the islands and loved all the different images. This little fella is from the Cook Islands (which if you ever get a chance to visit are stunning and my favourite place in the world). At some point I will have to do a post on the carved palm trees I saw there.
Tiki statues (thank you for the idea).
The back of this one is fun as she has a baby clinging to her, and excuse my language, but very well defined buttocks.
Overall i think they are more tasteful than tat, but my OH thinks otherwise, I guess the saying is true: one mans tasteful is another womans tat. But do not worry we have not stopped collecting, only when my OH gets involved it is no longer little statues that can be hidden away.