Of course, everyone has heard of totem poles but what comes to most peoples minds is the classic totem poles that Indian tribes of North America and Canada used. However; the truth is that many ancient peoples that occupied Pacific islands also used similar poles that are now commonly referred to as tiki poles.

A Way of Record Keeping

Actually what they contain is not random but rather, each tiki pole would be a record, so to speak, that would keep track of things such as family or clan lineages. However; for someone today who is looking for the perfect decoration for their tiki bar one can do no better than a good tiki pole.

All Shapes and Sizes

They come in all shapes and sizes, from larger tiki poles that can take up a corner in a tiki bar, to tiki pole style bar stools that bar guests or patrons will simply love. However; don’t bother looking around at your local mall or furniture store for tiki poles, because your widest selection will be online.

Always Go Natural

Remember that it is so important in a truly authentic tiki bar or tiki hut that things along this line be made of natural materials. The last thing that you want is a tiki pole that was made out of plastic in China.

Think Out of the Box

Also there is a wide section of tiki masks that really do compliment tiki poles quite well that are available from the same online suppliers. Bear in mind though, that you don’t want to confine your tiki bar decorations strictly to tiki masks and tiki poles.

Get Creative

Feel free to get creative with items such as pieces of old fishing net with shells stuck in it hanging from your ceiling. Old fishing tackle and old nautical instruments, such as boats steering wheels work great too for wall decorations. Of course, you are also want to stock all of the latest and greatest tiki bar drinking and mixing utensils as well to finish off the complete tiki effect.

Source by Jenny Gremoland