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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 870
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2008-01-05 09:36 am   Permalink

Is this what Hawaiian souveniers have come to? It says "Maui 2006" on it and the figures are playing a guitar and riding a skateboard.




 
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Matt Reese
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Joined: May 09, 2005
Posts: 1182
From: San Diego
Posted: 2008-01-05 09:58 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-05 09:25, bongofury wrote:
I found this last year in a stack of line drawings by an artist that I lost the info on. Most were of WWII planes and stuff and were dated between 1945-1947. Not sure what the sign reads above the maiden's head.






Very nice find. Weird combo of goofy drawn man with a realistic woman. Somebody gonna translate that signsge?


 
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Tattoo
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Joined: Sep 24, 2005
Posts: 296
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-01-05 10:50 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-05 06:46, Tikisgrl wrote:
I would say they are twins for sure! Although the mouth, nipples & belly button on mine have not been painted in...

Yours & Mine....



Mine appears to be a slightly darker color than yours. Looking at the grains in the picture they might be made of a different type of wood?

Tikisgrl



Thanks for following up on this and now I know that the paint is original. Also good to know my little buddy has a little tiki brother.

Thanks again!
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-01-05 11:31 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-05 09:25, bongofury wrote:
I found this last year in a stack of line drawings by an artist that I lost the info on. Most were of WWII planes and stuff and were dated between 1945-1947. Not sure what the sign reads above the maiden's head.







"When the old net is cast aside, the new net goes fishing". Not sure how it relates in any way to the pic, which is pretty cool. Stuff like that fetches big bucks here these days!
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-01-05 11:56 am   Permalink




Interesting. Maybe a political cartoon? Maybe "Carroll For Cuts" was a newspaper column? Or a campaign by someone named Carroll? That guy has a kiss on his nose, and is dancing a Maori dance....maybe he is a white politician that got the approval of the Maori community?

Anyway, here is the original to that clock tower...but I am sure you already knew it, Ron.










 
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tikithomas08
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Joined: Apr 10, 2007
Posts: 528
From: San Diego CA
Posted: 2008-01-05 1:18 pm   Permalink

thanks caffe and trav!

 
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bongofury
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Joined: Oct 15, 2002
Posts: 1560
From: Ventura County
Posted: 2008-01-05 5:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks Matt, Paipo, and Bigbro...Maybe it means this guy left his wife back in the U.S. for the war and is now fishing in New Zealand? Carroll For Cuts may have been some Cut & Paste company back when they still did that.

This was found at a swap last year. Pulp art for True Magazine from the late 40s. Has kind of a carribean feel to it but the guy reminds me of something Leeteg would be doing in Tahiti. Painting is about 18"X24"



 
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UrlScheib
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Joined: Dec 14, 2007
Posts: 19
From: Florida
Posted: 2008-01-05 8:07 pm   Permalink

A Harvey's Mug


A cool wood thing


A stack of Hawaii coasters with cat legs


Mr. Bali Hai




 
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Sneakytiki
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Joined: Mar 31, 2003
Posts: 1795
From: Boise, Idaho
Posted: 2008-01-05 8:15 pm   Permalink

The "cool wood thing" is an Akua Ba from West Africa, Akan people. Originally were used as a charm to help a woman conceive.
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2008-01-05 11:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-05 11:56, bigbrotiki wrote:



Interesting. Maybe a political cartoon? That guy has a kiss on his nose, and is dancing a Maori dance....maybe he is a white politician that got the approval of the Maori community?




Pretty good guesses bigbro - I did a little more hunting and checked out the NZ political leaders for the years mentioned (45-47) and came up with this:

Quote:


Peter Fraser
Born, 1884, Scotland
Died, 1950, Wellington, New Zealand, aged 66
Labour Party Prime Minister from 1 April 1940 to 13 December 1949



Quote:
His party narrowly won the 1946 general election and Fraser took
on the portfolio of Maori Affairs as well, an area of great
interest for him.



Quote:
Depending as he did on the four Maori members, he appointed
himself Minister of Maori Affairs - a new title for the old
position of Native Minister.



So now we have an identity for our dancing man, and a good reason for the use of the Maori proverb. Now if I could just work out who the cartoonist is....!




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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
Posts: 1217
From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2008-01-06 12:42 pm   Permalink

A few of my meager finds of late.


Barrel Shooter


A Harvey's Lake Tahoe glass (water glass?) and a Honolulu mug.


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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2008-01-06 6:28 pm   Permalink



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Kona Chris
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Joined: Jul 16, 2005
Posts: 241
From: Tucson, AZ
Posted: 2008-01-09 06:05 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-01-05 11:56, bigbrotiki wrote:



Interesting. Maybe a political cartoon? Maybe "Carroll For Cuts" was a newspaper column? Or a campaign by someone named Carroll? That guy has a kiss on his nose, and is dancing a Maori dance....maybe he is a white politician that got the approval of the Maori community?

Anyway, here is the original to that clock tower...but I am sure you already knew it, Ron.



Well, that takes away the surreal aspect of the drawing. What I found fascinating about it to begin with is the three different styles, basically the grass skirt guy is very cartoony, the "bell tower" looks like something drawn by Boris Artzybasheff, and the girl is much more realistic looking. I found it to be fascinating that there were these three styles in the drawing.

With that picture of the Bell Tower, we see that the only "cartoony" aspect is still the guy, while the other two are rendered in a more realistic representation.

I wonder why she extends beyond the boarders of the picture?

Chris










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Xndr du Sauvage
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Joined: Jan 08, 2008
Posts: 16
Posted: 2008-01-10 07:45 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2006-08-22 00:15, Sweet Daddy Tiki wrote:
Nice find Wahine.

Latest stuff:
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Hawaii Cookbook and Backyard Luau (1967) by Elizabeth Ahn Toupin with an introduction by James Michener. Beautifully illustrated (by Natalie Williams):



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I found a paperback version of this recently, and I'm wondering if anyone has any information on it or has maybe made some of the recipes. The appetizer section has some cocktails made from a traditional Hawaiian distilled spirit (but its says its ok to use rum in its place). Mai Tai and others.

Sorry to be the newb who resurrects old posts, if this is taboo!


 
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Chub
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Joined: Jan 26, 2005
Posts: 264
From: Detroit, MI but now in sunny Los Angeles
Posted: 2008-01-10 11:53 am   Permalink

Hey Tatoo, great score on the PMP tiki!

I got these thrifting a while back. The taller one looks to be made of some kind of sandstone and is just over 8" tall. The shorter one is ceramic and is only 4" tall.


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