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Help Identify, What Is This, Is This A? Thread
Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-08-10 2:37 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-08-10 14:13, swizzle wrote:
Ok, so no response/help on my last post. Maybe someone can help with this one.

Another antique store find, this time in Flagstaff, AZ, and a different friend. This one is confusing as the carving detail/pattern around the top and the figures body/stance look very Polynesian, but the face just doesn't look right, so to me i think it is of African origin.

Also, going by the way the bottom of the "tiki's" are rounded and worn it certainly looks like it was used for something, i'm guessing grinding up grains or something similar, so definitely not a tourist piece. Any one have any ideas?





[ This Message was edited by: swizzle 2015-08-10 14:14 ]




It is an African Dogon Stool for sitting on
they can be plain or intricately carved.





Here is a African Kamba Wood Tripod Stool
from a the Kamba tribe in Kenya, less ornate then other tribal carvings.





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swizzle
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Posted: 2015-08-10 3:36 pm   Permalink

That explains the heavy wear on the feet/tiki's. Thanks ATP.

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-08-10 3:59 pm   Permalink

You got it.

 
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Teadoir
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Posted: 2015-08-14 8:28 pm   Permalink

Any idea what this guy is? Is it Polynesian , African, South American? I have no idea....

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2015-08-15 12:27 am   Permalink

It has the aesthetic of an Congolese (African) Fetish effigy
consistent with the pose and face looking up, but the open eyes
suggest it could be of South American origin, all I have to go on
is similar figures from both countries.


 
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ErichTroudt
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Posted: 2015-08-15 12:57 am   Permalink

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On 2015-08-14 20:28, Teadoir wrote:
Any idea what this guy is? Is it Polynesian , African, South American? I have no idea....



Micronesian...caroline islands..satawan islands...

I have a similar piece, and that's the closest I came up with on my research.


 
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Will carve
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Posted: 2015-08-15 04:35 am   Permalink

Our search feature shows:
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=48906&forum=1&hilite=3224x5504b37a


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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2015-08-15 12:57 pm   Permalink

Yes, it seems to be a Micronesian Monkeymen figure, nice job.

 
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Always Down
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Posted: 2015-08-21 3:39 pm   Permalink

Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me with this chipped-up little tiki. What I've figured out so far is that the big round eyes, swirled earlobes, broad nose, concentric oval mouth, and the shape of the fingers indicate that this is a Marquesan tiki. But these don't seem super collectible, and I don't think I have seen even one small stone or lava collectible Marquesan tiki in my search. Am I missing something? Is there a whole section of the internet that I skipped? Does it seem strange that this one landed on the shelf at my thrift store for 69 cents?

After I did quite a bit of searching, I found just one tiki that closely resembles this one. It was buried deep in ebay's completed listings, sold from Amsterdam. There are a few very subtle differences in the smallest details, but for the most part they are nearly identical. The main difference is that the ebay tiki was described as having been molded of plaster or ceramic, and it's pretty obvious that mine is not. And if it is of any consequence, the one I found on ebay has what remains of a sticker on the bottom.

And I don't really have a question. I just thought I would post, on the chance that someone out there in the world might find it interesting or have something interesting to say about it.

Anyway, the first 4 pics are of my new tiki, and the fifth pic is the one I found on ebay.











 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2015-08-21 4:28 pm   Permalink

It is a Marquesasian Tiki from the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia.

More examples:






 
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Posted: 2015-08-21 5:54 pm   Permalink

Thanks for your reply! I had already sorted that much out... but I just thought this tiki might have been an unusual find. I guess maybe not.

 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2015-08-21 6:39 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-08-15 00:27, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
It has the aesthetic of an Congolese (African) Fetish effigy
consistent with the pose and face looking up....



You need to stop trying to answer these on this thread; youre ALWAYS wrong!


Its a common souvenir cast piece.

Ive seen them in a few colors. There are a couple more around the same size and composition that Ive seen as well.

Buzzy Out!
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Hakalugi
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Posted: 2015-08-21 9:11 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2015-08-21 18:39, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
Quote:

On 2015-08-15 00:27, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
It has the aesthetic of an Congolese (African) Fetish effigy
consistent with the pose and face looking up....



You need to stop trying to answer these on this thread; youre ALWAYS wrong!


Its a common souvenir cast piece.

Ive seen them in a few colors. There are a couple more around the same size and composition that Ive seen as well.

Buzzy Out!




Wait, before this get's more confusing, ATP's above quote was in reference to this:




 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2015-08-22 04:55 am   Permalink

Yes (Thanks Karl!) I wasn't sure about the Micronesian Monkeyman (ErichTroudt nailed that one), but the Marquesasian, as well as the African Dogon Stool
is right on the mark, come on Buzzy, if your going to break my balls, get it right, I know, that you know your stuff


 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2015-08-22 7:13 pm   Permalink

Here's mine







Info from HotTiki:

I found a photo that shows them being sold prior to 1953 in a shop in Wakiki...
they made a lot of them..
if you have the book on Lee tag the velvet painter on page 61 you will see the little marq on the table


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