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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2006-05-08 7:08 pm   Permalink

another beauty, bk! i like it that it's the same imagery as the one you made for me, but the designs around the mouth and eyes are different and it's holding the baby in a different position. i love how each of your creations is unique. can't wait to get my new marquesan pendant and kula kula club. i'd also like to compliment you on the marakihau and manaia pendants. there are absolutely stunning! hopefully i can get these styles someday. also one more thing; the maori meeting house panel and figure, shown earlier in this thread, are among the finest pieces i've ever laid eyes on. i don't claim to be an expert on maori art, but i know beauty when i see it. mahalo braddah!

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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2006-05-08 7:18 pm   Permalink

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Tena koe e hoa, believe me BK your whakairo is taonga and represents our tikanga like you are Maori. Kia ora for your sincere aroha for our culture/tikanga.

kia kaha,

Ayden

i guess you can't ask for a better compliment than that!
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-05-08 9:15 pm   Permalink

Hey, Thanks, G, Lee, and King...I really enjoy the bone carving. It's a nice change. Lotsa big stuff on the way, too. And Ayden's comp was one of the greatest honors I could have ever felt. I have got to travel to New Zealand someday. I have been sort of fishing around for apprenticeship programs. As an American, I kind of am at a disadvantage from the standpoint of origin and proof of my passion, but I would love to do a live/work apprenticeship under a Maori master carver. They are there in droves but rightfully mostly for Maori students. Maybe someday!

 
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RevBambooBen
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From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2006-05-08 9:27 pm   Permalink

You bettah wait til after Hukilau 06 you bastage! We need to burn our fingerz a bit!! Keep it up!
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-05-09 7:46 pm   Permalink

Here's a Marquesan U'U for a client getting decorated as we speak..

 
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tikimecula
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From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2006-05-09 8:00 pm   Permalink

Looking Good BK! That is probably my favorite club design, I wonder what an original would fetch at auction?

 
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Aaron's Akua
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Posted: 2006-05-09 9:13 pm   Permalink

BK, that piece couldn't be more perfect (even in progress). It seems like the form follows the function with these clubs, at least in most cases. Why the spread shape at the end instead of a sharp blade?

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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-05-10 06:25 am   Permalink

Thanks, guys...TM-I would imagine a 19th-century or earlier original would probably bring somewhere in the 3000-5000 range, maybe even more depending on how fine an example. Most pieces that early have a pedigreed provenance and were taken home by know missionaries or explorers. AA-I believe the head splay is representative of some sort of effigy mouth; The entire head if you look at it looks rather like a viper.

 
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SilverLine
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From: Kansas City
Posted: 2006-05-10 07:00 am   Permalink

I sure love those! And your's are museum-quality, BK! One day I'm either going to carve one myself (NOT) or call you and order one. I'd probably better do it sooner than later. Ever tried one in walnut?


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pdrake
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Joined: Jan 13, 2006
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-05-10 4:03 pm   Permalink

here's one on ebay:

http://cgi.liveauctions.ebay.com/3027-Polynesian-Carved-Wood-Club-Marquesas-Islands-c_W0QQcmdZViewItemQQcategoryZ28221QQitemZ6625889486QQrdZ1

i'm going to have to start a fund for one of these. great work bk.


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tikimecula
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From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2006-05-10 5:56 pm   Permalink

I think the one on Ebay might be a Ceremonial or Dance club. It looks to thin at the bottom of the head to be used for battle

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-05-13 4:32 pm   Permalink

Here's a recenttly completed U'U for Aikman ... This Mai's for you!

 
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J.S.G.
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Posted: 2006-05-13 4:35 pm   Permalink

uhh, thats just intense. stellar job.

 
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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2006-05-13 4:50 pm   Permalink

beautiful work on the club, bk! i got my marquesan pendant and couldn't be happier! mahalo brah!

 
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Tahitiki
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From: San Jose
Posted: 2006-05-13 9:28 pm   Permalink

Very nice piece. The Marquesan stuff is the best.

 
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