1 The Car Wash
2 Entrance
3 Easter Island Pole
4 Misc. Stuff
5 Tiki Bowls
6 Ship's Wheel
7 Exotic Weapons
8 Ship rigging
9 Tiki Statue Display
10 Fish Netting
11 Big Tiki Statues
12 Even Bigger Tikis
13 Economy Tikis
14 Tiki Hut
16 Voodoo Poles
17 Tiki Wall Hangings
18 Masks On The Hut
19 More Tikis
20 Ceiling Hangings
21 More Voodoo
22 Authentic Tiki Pole
23 Polynesian Sign
24 Info and Images

Towards the entrance (which was now our exit since we were getting ready to buy some tiki stuff then let them close up) Jon Tiki inquired about this beautiful tiki pole and how much something like this wound cost. Bob said that it wasn't an Oceanic Arts item but a REAL tiki pole from the South Pacific. He said it was "The real thing".

On the wall behind the counter was an old black and white photo of two men with a native standing in front of a grass hut. The photo looked very old; perhaps W.W.II era, and it looked authentic (See update below) I guess back in the old days the owners would go on expeditions to Polynesia to get real Tikis to bring back to the states. This is one of them.

UPDATE 01/20/2001
About the old photo hanging behind the counter (not pictured), Bob from Oceanic Arts writes:

"By the way -- the photo on the wall behind the counter is a photo of LeRoy and I taken on our 1960 trip to New Guinea."

Well, I was way off with the date, but it's great to know that it is the owners out on an expedition and not on the set of a movie! I'll be sure to get a photo of it next time I'm there.


Want to find out more about Oceanic Arts? Check out these picture-filled books:
THE BOOK OF TIKI is Tiki Culture's bible, and fearures a chapter dedicated to Oceanic Arts. Check it out on NIGHT OF THE TIKI features carvings from Oceanic Arts' cofounder Leroy Schmaltz, as well as art by Shag and authentic oceanic carvings. Check it out on


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