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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 624
From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-12-21 5:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-12-18 12:33, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:



From Cuba. I like this one and almost bought it. Not sure it's depicting a Tiki though. What do you think? PNG? African?




I would have bought it. I dig it.
Tiki or not?...well, it one of those mugs that if a company with "tiki" in its name and only made 25 in a special glaze, people here would be climbing over each other to get it.
Ooga mooga is filled with Sasquatch, aliens, space ships, monkey's. fez, octopus, and other weird things that have no connection to tiki no matter how much you stretch to justify it.... and its "tiki people" buying them.

If you didn't dig it, best to pass on it like you did.




 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7368
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-12-21 9:13 pm   Permalink

What buzz said
What ET said

I would have got it just because it said Cuba

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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1099
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2015-12-21 10:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-12-21 21:13, hang10tiki wrote:
What buzz said
What ET said

I would have got it just because it said Cuba





Cuban souvenirs are not uncommon in thrift stores here. What I want to know is does this represent the style of a particular culture?
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2015-12-22 6:04 pm   Permalink

I don't think so. The Cuban souvenir industry is very generic. Like much local industry since Castro, it has come to a halt, and is lowly re-awakening. I think they import woodcarvings from various places, maybe African Cuba-friendly countries, and stamp the location on it…

But hey, it's a piece of primitive art, and a souvenir from a cool, rum-imbibing tropical island: A fine item for a Tiki bar!


 
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hang10tiki
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Joined: Jul 18, 2010
Posts: 7368
From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-12-23 2:07 pm   Permalink

No location marked on this one
But ooga says it's from the Luau Hut














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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2454
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-12-26 2:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-12-23 14:07, hang10tiki wrote:
No location marked on this one
But ooga says it's from the Luau Hut






Merry Christmas Jon,
I have one just like the one in your pic. Got mine from the bartender at the now defunct “Kealoas” in Chino, California. It was on display behind the bar when I mentioned that it was a cool looking mug.The owner is Kanaka and you know “Aloha” I was given the mug so it’s a special one to me. Later
Btw, they didn’t know where it came from-had it long time.


 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-12-26 7:45 pm   Permalink

David
Great story

Cheers


 
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swizzle
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Joined: Jun 03, 2007
Posts: 1179
From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2015-12-26 8:48 pm   Permalink

Another couple of Maori (what else?) pieces found at the antique store today. A small pair of Salt and Pepper shakers.



And a very cool little business card holder. I had seen this piece in the store a while ago and when i was in today its price had been reduced so i grabbed it. Visually the space in the middle looked too wide to fit a business card but when i got home i tried one in there and it fits perfectly. The heads are exactly the same carving and size as the S&P shakers above. The description on the bottom lists in order, the native to New Zealand woods used in the strip along the middle of the piece.





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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 3955
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2015-12-27 10:48 am   Permalink

My Christmas gifts from family and friends.
Tissue Box, Book of Tiki (she had no idea how amazing this gift was and I already have one)
glass bottle with ship inside my first one.



a few more






 
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hang10tiki
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From: Las Vegas
Posted: 2015-12-28 4:37 pm   Permalink







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ErichTroudt
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Joined: Mar 27, 2002
Posts: 624
From: SoCal
Posted: 2015-12-30 12:03 pm   Permalink

To quote Ice Cube.... today was a good day







 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
Posts: 7040
Posted: 2015-12-31 9:28 pm   Permalink


I just had the very best time looking at the last 5 pages. Thank you all for your posts of tiki delights, Wendy
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2454
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2016-01-01 5:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-12-30 12:03, ErichTroudt wrote:
To quote Ice Cube.... today was a good day








Hey Erich, congrats on a great find. I saw one at a Salvation Army bout nine month’s ago. It had several large chips, a long crack and was missing the lid which at the time I was unaware of. “The Tiki’s” was one of my hangouts when I was a youngster (pre-disco).Much as I wanted it I passed on it at 5 bucks.
Good hunting!


 
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swizzle
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From: Melbourne,Australia
Posted: 2016-01-02 02:29 am   Permalink

So i bit the bullet and went back to the antique store today to buy this. It has been sitting in the store for at least a year now but i always thought it was a little too expensive for what it is. They seller would only take 10% off the cost even though it had been sitting there for so long and others, besides myself, had asked about her selling it for a more reasonable price. Regardless, after realising it had the same base as the piece i bought last week and posted earlier, i decided i would get it.

The books that came with it are, from L to R, a dictionary, 'Maori Place Names' and 'Illustrated Gospels In Maori'. They are dated 1957, 1962 and 1965 respectively. After doing a little research on Google i found this link.

http://ketenewplymouth.peoplesnetworknz.info/sovereign_woodware

If you click on the brochures link towards the bottom of the page you can find it, (No. 70A) on this link.

http://ketenewplymouth.peoplesnetworknz.info/documents/0000/0000/1409/1966-67_brochure.pdf

I was curious how old it was going by the date of the books and on another link i now know it was released in 1964-72. The Salt & Pepper shakers are listed also although i can't find the business card holder but going by the label on the bottom i'm pretty confident it is from around the same time.





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BeerBuddha
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Joined: Nov 28, 2015
Posts: 14
From: Palm Coast, Florida
Posted: 2016-01-02 12:06 pm   Permalink

My find today. Digging the King Kamehameha statue. Probably pretty rookie for a bunch of y'all!





 
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