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HOUSE OF KU
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Joined: Apr 15, 2005
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From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2008-09-22 8:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-22 18:58, Tiki-Kate wrote:
I found this framed fabric at the flea market yesterday. It was so gorgeous, I just couldn't leave it there.








Aloha Tiki-Kate! That's some high dollar fabric you got there. The Bishop Museum had some exhibit back in the day and I think the print shows some of the pieces. The shirts came in a long sleeve version. I've seen two different designer tags for this print. Sorry, memory shot.... Filslash might know more..... Freddie
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Doctor Z
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Joined: Aug 01, 2002
Posts: 1617
From: The Hale Moana Lounge, Torrance, CA
Posted: 2008-09-22 11:46 pm   Permalink




I used to have this same statuette, but less reddish and a little darker brown. It had a sticker on the back that said simply "Morro Bay, Calif." Have no idea if the concave back served a purpose or not, but the guy took a tumble and proved to be more fragile than he looks...
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tiki junkman
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Joined: Mar 25, 2003
Posts: 148
From: Kava Lava Lounge, Aurora, IL
Posted: 2008-09-23 3:28 pm   Permalink

Here are my finds from the annual "barn sale" they hold at the county fairgrounds.
Two bamboo tables with glass tops in great shape. My favorite of the loot.



Some records.


I am thinking of making this weird boat basket into a hanging lamp of some sort. And I can't pass up bags of shells for $1.

I know not tiki but a little teisco amp with tremelo.

Some more books:




Everything for about $60.

tj


 
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Tom Slick
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Joined: Aug 26, 2005
Posts: 1092
From: The Beaches of South Bay, SoCal
Posted: 2008-09-24 07:48 am   Permalink

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On 2008-09-23 15:28, tiki junkman wrote:
Here are my finds from the annual "barn sale" they hold at the county fairgrounds.
Two bamboo tables with glass tops in great shape. My favorite of the loot.



Some records.


I am thinking of making this weird boat basket into a hanging lamp of some sort. And I can't pass up bags of shells for $1.

I know not tiki but a little teisco amp with tremelo.

Some more books:




Everything for about $60.

tj




Nice score!!! I enjoy reading the vintage cookbooks and drink recipes! way cool...


 
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Pikeys Dog
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Joined: Jun 03, 2008
Posts: 305
From: England
Posted: 2008-09-24 12:10 pm   Permalink

A two foot piece of BriTiki...







 
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squid
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Joined: Sep 30, 2002
Posts: 1462
Posted: 2008-09-24 2:14 pm   Permalink

The swap meet gods have smiled upon me.

Lumi, West Sepik, Toricelli Mtns. PNG Battle Shield.

This is BIG at 38.5" H x 27" W. The dealer gave me very little history but I will attempt to get more info. Definitely VERY OLD and by what I've been able to research, probably pre-20th Century. The picture hanging wire is even old, so this probably hung out on someone's wall for decades. The carving is really nice in that it was done in a high relief with scrolls incised within the relief. Most of the handle is gone but what remains also shows major age. Note the really nice rattan lugs with fine braiding. It has a couple of long cracks along the grain, but they seem to have occurred when the shield was green or possibly due to battle damage long ago. There is noticable solidified sap within those cracks.

Call me Mr Happy!










 
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little lost tiki
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Joined: Jun 12, 2006
Posts: 7749
From: Orange,CA-right near the Circle!
Posted: 2008-09-24 2:56 pm   Permalink

good show Squiddles!
you got an antenna for this kinda stuff!


 
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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
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Posted: 2008-09-24 8:25 pm   Permalink

Hello Mr. Happy!

I usually use that term in a more fun/ intimate fashion.

Awesome find!!

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BigToe
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Joined: Nov 07, 2006
Posts: 757
From: Southern California
Posted: 2008-09-26 09:52 am   Permalink

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On 2008-09-24 14:14, squid wrote:
The swap meet gods have smiled upon me.

Lumi, West Sepik, Toricelli Mtns. PNG Battle Shield.

Call me Mr Happy!




Dang Squid!!!! that thing is RETARDED cool!!!! can i go swap-meeting with you?? we can wrastle for the best finds!!

ur my hero! t


 
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Otto
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
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From: NorCal
Posted: 2008-09-26 9:57 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-24 14:14, squid wrote:
The swap meet gods have smiled upon me.

Lumi, West Sepik, Toricelli Mtns. PNG Battle Shield.

This is BIG at 38.5" H x 27" W. The dealer gave me very little history but I will attempt to get more info.

Call me Mr Happy!




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Thortiki
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Joined: Jul 29, 2006
Posts: 373
From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2008-09-27 12:42 pm   Permalink

Now thats a GREAT Tiki display piece!!!


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squid
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Posted: 2008-09-27 2:05 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-09-26 21:57, Otto wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-09-24 14:14, squid wrote:
The swap meet gods have smiled upon me.

Lumi, West Sepik, Toricelli Mtns. PNG Battle Shield.

This is BIG at 38.5" H x 27" W. The dealer gave me very little history but I will attempt to get more info.

Call me Mr Happy!




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You didn't say HOW MUCH you had to pay for it?



You would hate me forever if I told you...


 
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SilverLine
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Joined: Mar 02, 2004
Posts: 636
From: Kansas City
Posted: 2008-09-27 6:00 pm   Permalink

I bought the Moai mug on the left today thinking it was an unmarked OMC even though it seemed different. Got it home and compared to a marked OMC and this guy is more than little different. Standard OMC Moai on the right, new unknown Moai on the left. Anybody have any ideas on who the maker is for the contestant on the left??






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heranui
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Joined: Jul 29, 2008
Posts: 15
From: Secret cove SF Bay
Posted: 2008-09-27 8:20 pm   Permalink

I found these New Zealand Maori items at an estate sale today. The longboat is 14". The mask is 4'3" tall and has boars tusk for a nose piercing and embedded shells around the eyes, nose, mouth,chin and cheeks. The previous owners were missionaries. Does anyone have any info on this type of mask?



 
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Ratzaroony
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Joined: May 29, 2007
Posts: 72
From: Dublin, Ohio
Posted: 2008-09-27 8:42 pm   Permalink

That mask is amazing! I'm pretty sure it's from the Sepik River region in Papua New Guinea, but other people could tell you with more certainty.

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