Moai Lapel Pin
Easter Island is a Chilean island in the southeastern Pacific Ocean, at the southeastern most point of the Polynesian Triangle. Easter Island is famous for its 887 extant monumental statues, called Moai, created by the early Rapa Nui people. In 1995, UNESCO named Easter Island a World Heritage Site.
The name "Easter Island" was given by the island's first recorded European visitor, the Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen, who encountered it on Easter Sunday (5 April) in 1722, The island's official Spanish name, Isla de Pascua, also means "Easter Island". The current name of the island, Rapa Nui ("Big Rapa") is Polynesian.
This lapel pin is a replica of the Moai, which are monolithic human figures carved by the Rapa Nui people on the Chilean Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500 CE and measure 3/4 inches H.
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