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Aloha Jhoe's, Palm Springs, CA (restaurant)
Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-07-21 2:13 pm   Permalink

Thanks from me too, Sven.

Great stuff, exhaustive as usual. Was trying to dig up some additional info to include, but you covered everything!

Also nice to see someone own-up to past misconceptions.

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2009-07-21 2:29 pm   Permalink

Aw ghee, Scott and Trav, you guys certainly can count yourself out of that rant, your regular scanning and posting here has been keeping this place alive!

P.S.: Trav, some of those traditions are still alive, even if only for tourist business. If you follow the Wikipedia link at the bottom, you can find this:

"The Hamamas Hotel offers 'Simpson Harbour Boat Tours' of the fascinating 'Vulcan' and 'Mt Tavurvur' volcanoes and 'Walkabout' tours of the incredibly destroyed Rabaul Town and for the keen angler and scuba diver, the Hotel has a small and a large fishing boat, and a Captain for hire.

Vibrant culture...

The excitement of the fire dancers and the 'dukduk' ceremony as well as a visit to the 'bung wantaim' arts and crafts market will provide a taste of the local culture. 'Hamamas' means happy in Pidgin, and this is reflected in the caring service and genuine hospitality of the Hamamas Hotel."

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GROG
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Posted: 2009-07-21 2:51 pm   Permalink

Great research Sven! Thanks for all the info.

But, Dukduk is ugly.
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TikiSan
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Posted: 2009-07-23 01:15 am   Permalink

Excellent eye for detail, Sven.

I would have easily though the Aloha Jhoe's designs were inspired by the Duk Duk.

I always look for your posts on TC and read every word because of the solid content you provide.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2009-07-28 10:18 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-07-13 02:54, bigbrotiki wrote:

The especially rare Sascha Brastoff candle holder!:





Another pair of those candle holders:


And Sascha Brastoff himself, from a 1954 issue of "The Playgoer".





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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2009-08-08 09:32 am   Permalink

Sabu,

Cool article, here is a Sascha Tiki ashtray.







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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Posted: 2009-09-15 8:32 pm   Permalink

DC - Very cool ashtray. I have 2 vases in that motif as well. There's a whole line of ceramics that Sascha Brastoff released in the "tiki" pattern. I put tiki in quotes because some of the faces look tiki, like that one, while others are stacked like totem poles and have other Native American features. It's almost as if Sascha was dipping into both cultures as he painted them.

Bigbro - Another of those mask variations shows up at the Daydream Island resort in Australia during the early 1970s:



It bears some slight resemblance to this photo you posted:


What do you think? Poly-Pop creation with Flower-Power daisies around the eyes? Or actual artifact from nearby PNG?


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TabooDan
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Posted: 2010-02-07 4:11 pm   Permalink

I re-read this topic and it's so cool to see all the images of these strange looking characters and how they were used in modern time (Well...Tiki Heyday anyway) renditions and in places where they represented far off native places. Makes you think about of all the images, symbals and characters these designers/builders could have used why this particular style was chosen.
Very cool!

Here is a different shot of the unique ashtray:



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1961surf
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Posted: 2010-02-08 3:32 pm   Permalink

The ashtray just sold yesterday on evil bay for $33.99

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140379371653&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT

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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-03-22 12:25 pm   Permalink

Now back to one of my favorite Oceanic Art pieces, the Duk Duk. I picked up this old advertising card that features the Duk Duk dance.




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WestADad
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Posted: 2012-03-24 06:44 am   Permalink

Interesting DC, I get a rough translation of bird meat extract in the can and religious dance ceremonies from the French at the bottom. It also says see the reverse side for an explanation. Can you post a picture of the back?

Thanks!

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2012-03-24 12:49 pm   Permalink

I am sorry to say that I cannot concur on your classification of the very beautiful postcard above, DC. At first I thought they got the architecture wrong, with the upturned gables looking more Asian, but then I looked a the robes the people in the background are wearing, the flute and the drums...they seem more Pacific Asian than New Britain style. Here is the photo of the Duk Duk I used in Tiki Modern: The drum his attendant is holding is a hand drum in the traditional PNG hour glass shape:



I am particularly sensitive to this matter since to my embarrassment I had to correct the Tiki Modern assessment that Aloha Jhoe's logo Tiki was a Duk Duk mask (on the previous page here on TC):
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=29418&forum=2&vpost=470058

...because as I was collecting Duk Duk images, I could not help noticing how rather UNIFORM the actual Duk Duk society masks were:



...and I had to realize that the Aloha Jhoe mask was SIMILAR in style, concept and geographic vicinity, but not Duk Duk specifically.
The dance costumes in your postcard are also similar, but differ in the fact that in Duk Duk costumes, the "plumage" does not cover the whole body, the face is never exposed, and there is a cartoony mask painted on them.

Here's an old illustration of a Duk Duk dance:


Unfortunately I was unable to find any imagery that matched the elements on your postcard. There is a remote possibility that all the above incongruities hail from the fact that it is an embellished fantasy based on a Duk Duk ceremony, but there seem to be too many specific differences present for that.





(---this info stamped with the official German Colonies Bismarck Archipelago Seal)






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Big Kahuna
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Posted: 2012-03-24 4:08 pm   Permalink

Can anybody translate the French writing on DC's postcard?

 
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Club Nouméa
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Posted: 2012-03-25 5:59 pm   Permalink

Translation:

Meat extract from the Company Liebig
Bird feathers and the handling thereof

Religious dance in the Pacific Isles

Reproduction prohibited See explanation on back



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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-03-25 6:17 pm   Permalink

Westadad and Club Noname,

Thanks for the translation. Here is the back of the card. What does it say!




Bigbro, thanks also for all of the info, you seem to be right on all accounts. Although the two figures lying on the ground with the gray feathers seem to be more like the Duk Duk in design.

Still a good excuse to explore Duk Duk once again!

DC.


 
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