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Easter Island souvenirs available to buy online?

Ireland
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Easter Island souvenirs available to buy online?

I visited Easter Island a little over 10 years ago, and ever since, I regret not buying a small replica moai as a souvenir. (I bought a 20cm-tall wooden Tangaroa statue in the Cook Islands on the same trip, and always thought a matching moai would have made a great pair of bookends or something.)

From time to time I've searched online, but was never able to find what I was looking for. Why don't any of the craftspeople on the island sell online? Or is it just that I can't find the sites by searching in English? Just this evening I came across a couple of photos via Google Maps that show exactly the kind of thing I wish I had bought...

https:/…6436537896241708226

https:/…6436537895945476498

Does anyone have any tips for how I might go about buying one of these?

Thanks

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r c
Portland, Oregon
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1. Re: Easter Island souvenirs available to buy online?

welcome,

did you try ebay?

heres a web site for you to look at...

https:/…3

good luck

Edited: 27 February 2018, 02:11
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2. Re: Easter Island souvenirs available to buy online?

I am currently selling one on ebay complete with Top Knot but it is only 13.5 cm tall.

I bought back 5 small ones in my case + a taller one with eyes for myself.I gave one as a gift to my sister & have sold 3 + made a pretty decent profit.

I have trawled ebay and believe this to be the only genuine one from the island for sale.

It's strange that nobody has tapped into this market as there is a lot of interest in Easter Island Moai.

I guess it's a long way to send.

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