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kustomculture73
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Joined: Oct 11, 2010
Posts: 23
From: hampton,nh
Posted: 2010-10-31 6:38 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-10-31 16:50, Big Kahuna wrote:
kustomkulture73 you're killing me. Did you find all of that stuff recently? That seahorse lamp is killer!


hey big kahuna,here are a couple more things i have around the house.i found the seahorse lamp at a junk shop in methuen along with 13 small bamboo light fixtures.i have been on the lookout for quite a few years.there is a old giant maori tiki in western mass for sale.it is about 8' tall and very detailed.the guy wants a astronomical amount though.




 
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tedtiki
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Joined: Nov 06, 2004
Posts: 333
From: Sunny Springfield Illinois
Posted: 2010-11-01 05:50 am   Permalink

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On 2010-10-31 01:23, leleliz wrote:
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On 2010-10-26 03:41, tedtiki wrote:
Some finds on our recent trip through Tennessee.


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Great finds ! If you dont mind answering where did you get the Don mugs? Been on the lookout for a friend so seeing these gives me hope of finding one. Antique store?Thrift?

Regardless great stuff!



Found them in an antique store a little off the beaten path.
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
Posts: 3006
From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2010-11-01 10:23 am   Permalink

I found an interesting carving at an Estate sale on Saturday:




I'm not sure of provenance; I'm thinking it's related to or copied from the carvings that used to hang between the bathrooms at the Bali Hai, but I don't know where those carvings came from (PNG?), and I never took a picture of them to compare this against.
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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2010-11-01 1:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-10-31 17:16, bigbrotiki wrote:
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Hey Paipo, I have one of its children!



He looks like he's based on a Tene Waitere carving maybe?




That's a bit more naturalistic than my gold versions:



Very cool Sven - I thought someone here was bound to have one of these!

I had to look Tene Waitere up - I just bought the "Maori Wood Sculpture" book with his famous piece on the cover last week (finally) - but I wasn't familiar with his name and work. Is there an old piece you've seen that is close to this? This style to me is very commercial and late 20th century, much like what happened with Hawaiian art and the Coco Joe's pieces, where tradition was tweaked to accommodate the expectations of the tourist market.

Paul - if you can live with the tacky gold paint job, I probably have 1 or 2 of these left in the box. I'll get it down soon and let you know.

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TikiPug
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Joined: May 14, 2003
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From: Den of Sin / Pug's Pair-A-Dice
Posted: 2010-11-02 08:53 am   Permalink


Huke Lau Mug Chicopee


Taller Trader Vic's Salt N Pepper and Beachbum Burts glass
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blacklagoon
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Joined: Aug 03, 2010
Posts: 154
Posted: 2010-11-02 3:02 pm   Permalink

Paipo, I would love some ugly gold versions and would take both, I have an idea for these guys.

Paul


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11588
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-11-02 4:43 pm   Permalink

Yes, do not dismiss the power of THE GOLDEN TIKI!

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33775&forum=2

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On 2010-11-01 13:20, Paipo wrote:
Very cool Sven - I thought someone here was bound to have one of these!
I had to look Tene Waitere up - I just bought the "Maori Wood Sculpture" book with his famous piece on the cover last week (finally) - but I wasn't familiar with his name and work. Is there an old piece you've seen that is close to this?



I have been a fan of Tene ever since I found out that he carved RAURU, the amazing Maori Haus I know since my schooldays from visiting it at the Hamburg Anthropology Museum. Here it is still in situ in Rotorua:



Here he is carving on the cover of the best book about him and his tribe:



Above on the left you can see a post with Tikis similar to the one we have. Below he is working with another carver on Rauru:



...and the two entrance posts in the background show similar Tikis.

If you feel rich, the other book to get about Tene's work is this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Rauru-Waitere-Carving-Colonial-History/dp/1877372617/ref=sr_1_10?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1288727687&sr=1-10

He fascinates me because his work bridges the gap between native tradition and Western influence, altering it forever.

...one day I will stay at the Spa Hotel in Taupo!


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HelveTiki
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Joined: Sep 23, 2010
Posts: 158
From: a tiny little Island in Switzerland
Posted: 2010-11-02 11:04 pm   Permalink

Found this at a flea market in Zurich last Saturday,




well, the music on the record is sung by a Chilean girls choir...
but the record sleeve is nice

Mahalo,
HT



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TIKI DAVID
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Joined: Apr 07, 2004
Posts: 1961
From: North Coast/ DEAD
Posted: 2010-11-05 09:00 am   Permalink

Because,I do not know.And Iam hoping someone here does.
I am posting this in Tiki Finds,and Beyond Tiki Finds.




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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
Posts: 1886
From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2010-11-05 12:25 pm   Permalink

African - Ivory Coast hornbill figure?

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TIKI DAVID
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Posted: 2010-11-05 2:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-11-05 12:25, Paipo wrote:
African - Ivory Coast hornbill figure?

Link added:
google images



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t
Thank you, Very Much.
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 4557
Posted: 2010-11-05 4:34 pm   Permalink

I think it's Witco.

 
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leleliz
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Joined: Sep 02, 2008
Posts: 1981
From: NorCal
Posted: 2010-11-05 5:30 pm   Permalink

Thanks Tedtiki--great score again with the DTB mugs

Didn't have any of these...




Didn't own it , bought it for far less than it sold for originally and found it second hand :


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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 3032
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2010-11-05 6:03 pm   Permalink

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On 2010-11-01 13:20, Paipo wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-10-31 17:16, bigbrotiki wrote:
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I knew I saw that one recently. took me a few days, but I found where I saw it.
Here it is on ebay in black




Buzzy Out!
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2802
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2010-11-05 6:09 pm   Permalink

Liz - Great find on that copy of the BOT!

 
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