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The Jungle-style Thread - Pop Culture Iconography of the Dark Continent
bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-01-16 09:46 am   Permalink

How could we forget!-- the classic Trader Vic's COFFEE DIABLO mug...



...which I was reminded of when finding this portrait of African American artist James Lesesne Wells from around 1930:



(one of his prints):


....which I found in the book mentioned by Vern in this thread:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35146&forum=1&5

The cup he is holding was on exhibit, too:


While not an exact replica, the Trader Vic mug certainly must have been inspired by it, or a cup like it:







A prime example of African to Polynesian pop cross-over!

And now that we are back to African art, I want to mention one of my favorite tribal art styles, which I was turned onto by my friend, Tiki artist Moritz R.:



The carvers of the MAKONDE create the wildest surrealist / modernist art pieces of any African culture group...



...for some reason German collectors are really into that stuff, maybe because it is so Hyronimus Bosch-like. Here is one guy's collection, amazing works:

http://www.tanzanian-art.de/Makonde/Collection_Thomas/index.html

...and another:

http://www.tanzanian-art.de/Makonde/Collection_Sebastian_Hansen/index.html

Wacky, mind-blowing stuff!


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-01-16 10:06 am   Permalink

AND last not least, to illustrate in what masses African art was produced for the tourist/ collector market, here's a place which also should be in this thread, Harry's Harbor Bazaar in the port of Hamburg, Germany:





More here:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=23491&forum=2

...and here:

http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=33736&forum=16&vpost=480146


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little lost tiki
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Posted: 2010-01-16 12:31 pm   Permalink

WOW!!!

 
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lucas vigor
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Posted: 2010-01-16 1:45 pm   Permalink

That's absolutely killer! I own about 5 masks at this point...I think I might spend a lot of money in a shop like that!

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-01-16 6:14 pm   Permalink

I was thinkin' that Lil' Lost Tiki would probably really like that Makonde stuff!

 
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martian-tiki
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Posted: 2010-01-16 6:21 pm   Permalink

Spotted this clicking links on TC user zeta's site

http://arizaleta.blogspot.com/


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-01-16 6:26 pm   Permalink

Ha, now John-O has his 70s Afro connection!

 
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Mister Naufrago
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Posted: 2010-01-17 03:42 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-16 18:26, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ha, now John-O has his 70s Afro connection!



Don´t let that hairstyle deceive you Bigbro.
Rarotonga is a Polynesian princess.



She wore that that hairdo long before Cleopatra Jones and other soul sisters.
Sorry John-O...



We too have forgotten another great Spanish mug. It even had an American cousin.



And I suppose we could too consider monkey mugs as jungle style.






 
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professortiki
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Posted: 2010-01-17 12:31 pm   Permalink

The photos for this cover of my band "Der Plan" were taken in 1988 in the original Harry's Hafenbazar, when it was still in the Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse. The album came out in 1989. The English translation of the title is "The Whip Of Life"





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professortiki
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Posted: 2010-01-18 01:04 am   Permalink

Marais & Miranda were home-based in Hollywood, CA. Joseph Marais had lived in Capetown for a while. His field studies of original African music resulted in a unique adaption with a mix of English and African lyrics that he sang in duet with Miranda. Best represented on their album Go Native, that was recorded at the BBC studios in London.











It's a good year to dig out these unusual Exotica for the soccer world cup 2010 hosted by South Africa.
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-18 09:59 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-16 18:21, martian-tiki wrote:
Spotted this clicking links on TC user zeta's site


http://arizaleta.blogspot.com/




Hey! martian-tiki! I might have to sue you for stealing pictures from my long time abandoned blog! So expect a visit from my legion of lawyers!


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-18 10:01 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-17 12:31, professortiki wrote:
The photos for this cover of my band "Der Plan" were taken in 1988 in the original Harry's Hafenbazar, when it was still in the Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse. The album came out in 1989. The English translation of the title is "The Whip Of Life"





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Uber cool! I want a copy of that record!


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2010-01-19 10:57 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-01-16 18:21, martian-tiki wrote:
Spotted this clicking links on TC user zeta's site


http://arizaleta.blogspot.com/




[quote]
On 2010-01-17 03:42, Mister Naufrago wrote:
Quote:

On 2010-01-16 18:26, bigbrotiki wrote:
Ha, now John-O has his 70s Afro connection!




Don´t let that hairstyle deceive you Bigbro.
Rarotonga is a Polynesian princess.



She wore that that hairdo long before Cleopatra Jones and other soul sisters.
Sorry John-O...


[quote]




I think you are both wrong. Or right! I think it is both.
Is it a very good documentation for character design from the artist?
Is it just a coincidence?
synchronicity?
Life imitating art?
Or maybe the artist was in love with the legendary Mexican exotic dancer "Tongolele"?

On thing is for sure, this disambiguation/theory deserve another forum.:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35225&forum=1

Further research on "Rarotonga" the Mexican comic book will be posted here:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=35226&forum=1

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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2010-01-20 4:03 pm   Permalink


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2010-01-20 7:18 pm   Permalink

That is tooo funny! (especially with your tag line!) Is that a South African tourist record?

You know, the witch doctor and the natives don't really look like this any more nowadays, they rather look like THIS:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcGKak2qye8&feature=related

Equally or more bewitching, though...


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