“The environment was harsh. The food was basic. The drinks… tasteless! I started cursing myself for my stupidity and wanted to go back, but my passion for adventure was becoming an obsession.
“Three weeks out I encountered a seemingly unsurmountable obstacle. An untamed river with black torrents of sure death obstructing my path. It appeared too risky to cross and I would have to continue on foot – but my mental drive disagreed. It would be dangerous, but I slid a hollowed log into the dark rapid water and disaster struck almost immediately as I lost control, flipped and headed toward the unforgiving waterfall. At the end of what seemed like an eternity, I was thrown over the abyss.
“I”m not sure how I survived, but eventually I landed on the shore, hoping to escape what lay behind me. “What was it all for?” I thought. Shaking the memories like sand from my sandals, I moved forward, with no particular direction, but a definite goal in mind. Something new, something old. Something I had been missing. Something… forbidden. After what seemed like weeks of exploring the deep tropical forest, I stumbled upon it. Standing like ancestral god before me, there it was - the answer to all of my prayers…”
– Excerpt, Unknown Journal, 1959
Exotic locales. Forbidden treasures. The lure of all that is tabu. The House of Tabu has traveled to distant port of calls, visited remote villages and destinations in search of rarities and modern antiquities to satisfy your desire for that elusive gem.
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Designer Ken Holewczynski produces wares will carry you away to sandy shores or a rattan and palm frown-adorned lounge. Creating original limited edition Tiki mugs, glassware and other trinkets, Ken and House of Tabu also publish the Tiki scene's quarterly magazine, Exotica Moderne.