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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2006-12-17 4:44 pm   Permalink

It's cold and that's a Hee Haw hat..

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2006-12-18 9:27 pm   Permalink

Here's a Hei Tiki comissioned by Kingstiedye. Shown in comparison for size with a mask and Bigbrotiki's Marquesan hair ornament. Queen Kamehemeha is being carved for as we speak!

 
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Tamapoutini
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From: Aotearoa (New Zealand)
Posted: 2006-12-19 12:45 am   Permalink

Hey; Tiki!!

Nice one BK. Amazing polish!

*I feel obliged to comment on Maori hei-tiki; dey supposed to be my Speciality right?

Well; proportions and pose are both spot-on. Again, I feel like Im looking at a long lost friend. Someone Ive known well but not seen in a long time & although they look the same, they've also changed... And its so good to see them!
Like a lot of your bonz he's got that great aged patina which makes you do a doubletake in case you're looking at an old piece.

I must admit to being baffled by the 3 finger/4 finger difference, but Im assuming you knew this when you did it. Could you explain?
I have seen hei-tiki (& teko-teko) with 4 & 5 fingers but they are usually matched on each hand.

Good score KTD.

Tama





 
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GMAN
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Posted: 2006-12-19 04:52 am   Permalink

Tama - I won't speak for BK, but it looks to me like he has 4 fingers on one hand and only three showing on the the other because the hand is on his hip with the forth finger pointing around to his lower back/buttocks. Maybe?

BK - is that the way you designed the piece? Either way, this hei-tiki is the bomb! Sweetness.

-Gman

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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2006-12-19 08:21 am   Permalink

Thanks, G, and Tamp. G-man is right, the fourth finger presumably wraps around the hip. It's based on a Hei Tiki that can be seen in "Decorative Arts Of The New Zealand Maori", a good little book with great photographs, published in the 60's. I've nearly worn my copy out! This is only the second Hei Tiki I've carved, the other I carved in soapstone 6 years ago...long gone.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2006-12-19 08:23 am   Permalink

P.S. Just this one Hei-Tiki, Tamp...It was a commission so I had to. You're da Hei Tiki man in this town!

 
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JohnnyP
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Posted: 2006-12-19 08:26 am   Permalink

Your antiquing technique is fabulous. Great patina and with the shinny spots this piece looks like it has been around along time.

JP


 
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Benzart
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Posted: 2006-12-19 4:54 pm   Permalink

Another Excellent piece from the BK. I love the smoothe finish you are getting on the Bone!
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-01-01 09:03 am   Permalink

Here's two pieces that I recently completed for some TC'ers...the first is a stylized Maori hook for Duke in ancient Walrusbone, the second a Rotorua style image for Amy in cowbone.

 
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congatiki
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Posted: 2007-01-01 7:41 pm   Permalink

Great things BK...some fortunate TCers to add these new bonez to their collections. Hotter than
hot "Coffy."


 
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boutiki
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From: The fly-over states
Posted: 2007-01-01 8:52 pm   Permalink

Pictures do not do this piece justice. I was delighted when Amy gave me this, it's so nice that I'm almost afraid to wear it. But I will.

Here are a couple shots I took of it. Amazing work as always.



Thanks Amy, and thanks Basement Kahuna!
-Duke

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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-01-01 11:27 pm   Permalink

My pleasure, brah, as always. Mahalo!

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-01-24 10:32 pm   Permalink

These Moai earrings are about 2 inches long carved in exotic hippo tooth ivory with sterling silver trapdoor earloops. They are patterned after what Thor Heyerdahl referred to as the "Old Navigator Moai", the few Moai on Easter Island that feature a strange three-masted Rapa Nui sailing vessel petroglyph their chests. Very rare material here!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Posted: 2007-01-25 12:45 am   Permalink

Those are really nice Dave! Smooth lines and a nice finish!

Good to hear from you again!


 
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2007-01-25 01:57 am   Permalink

Amazing work, BK.

 
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