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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-14 8:19 pm   Permalink

Guess what just washed up for KTD! Here's a newly completed Cula Cula for our own Kingstiedye...shown both sides. The patina on this club turned out wonderfully....this club would pass for an original (BEWARE..I always sign my clubs now on the butt end so they can't be passed off as real, although KTD is keeping this one there are a lot of my clubs getting out there now!).

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-14 8:30 pm   Permalink

Want to gain a lot of respect for Arawa carvers? Try doing an Arawa carving! Here's the Maori house panel as it begins. Every time I do something like this whaikaro it teaches and reinforces my respect for the likes of this man..He is Pineamine Taiapa, one of the greatest Arawa carvers that ever lived. His body of work was incredible. He was also fluent in Maori and English language, knew his ancestor chain 10,000 persons back, and held three degrees. A rennaisance man.

 
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teaKEY
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From: The thumb !
Posted: 2006-09-14 8:35 pm   Permalink

that Cula Cula, as you call it, is a real club? Looks just like that with the rope look carving and the top like that? One day, hope to have some of your stuff. Probably would play with it all the time.

 
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pdrake
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From: las vegas
Posted: 2006-09-14 8:37 pm   Permalink

where do you find these photos BK? un-freaking believable. your work is astounding. i think i'm going to set aside some of my xmas bonus for a piece.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-14 8:39 pm   Permalink

It's a real club. One of the standard forms in Fijian club carving. Lots of interesting variations on the ricasso of these clubs; from rather straight to "X" form like this one to almost ray-like smooth blades. I think they relate more to the individuals who carved them than the region in the case of these. An excellent reference on these clubs is "Fijian Weapons And Warfare", by Fergus Clunie, available direct order from the Fiji Museum.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-14 8:46 pm   Permalink

Hi, Drake! Those are in the Dominion Museum collection. They are online at several sites. You can google his name and a treasure trove of information comes up. Here's one, where these pictures came from. He is recognized universally in the arts in New Zealand. He passed back over in 1972. http://www.dnzb.govt.nz/dnzb/default.asp?Find_Quick.asp?PersonEssay=4T3

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TravelingJones
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From: Eastern Shores of Western Civilization
Posted: 2006-09-14 9:10 pm   Permalink

Truly sweeet carves BK! Your weaponry is tight!! All your works show a deep respect and nod for ancient craftsmanship.

I wanted to share that, although I haven't seen my Waka Taua personally, my wife told me that is,"Very pretty and smooth."

Hurrumphhh...phtttt...Now what kinda manly-man would wear something "very pretty and smooth" around thier neck? Arrrrghhh!

I can't wait to prove her wrong...strap it tightly around my neck and go seal clubbing!!!
Jus' kidding round, I can't wait to see it and wear it proudly!

Looking forward to seeing you get your carve on, at the Hukilau...Flip-flOp-fLipPp



 
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tikimecula
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From: BFE, KS
Posted: 2006-09-14 9:44 pm   Permalink

BK, That Cula Cula is Bad A$$. Top Shelf as usual!

 
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kingstiedye
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From: sackatomato
Posted: 2006-09-14 9:57 pm   Permalink

i'm truly blown away by the cula cula, bk! it greatly exceeds my expectations, and they were high knowing your skill. big mahaloz, brah. i'm thrilled to be adding it to my tc art collection. it will hang in a place of honor in my house.
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Paipo
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2006-09-14 10:48 pm   Permalink



 
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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-09-15 02:19 am   Permalink

Holy S*#t dude! That Cula Cula is mindblowing! Respect! T3

 
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McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2006-09-15 02:59 am   Permalink

Authentic and accurate perfection BK. Awesome.

Mahalo


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congatiki
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Joined: Jun 01, 2004
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From: wisconsin northwoods
Posted: 2006-09-15 04:31 am   Permalink

truly wonderful BK....Kingstiedye will have a spectacular addition to his collection....and
the house panel...too much for words. thanks for the "historical" link too.


 
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JohnnyP
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From: Attica, MI
Posted: 2006-09-15 5:55 pm   Permalink

That club is soooo sweet. I know that took forever. I really need a close up of the detail decoration.

Those old photos are a treasure.

JP


 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-09-18 3:24 pm   Permalink

Thanks, all...and they do take forever. Certain clubs longer than others, but the tava decoration in these Fijian clubs takes far longer. The panel is coming along....more photos soon.

 
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