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Basement Kahuna -New Maori Bone Pendant 3/04
Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-11-14 9:01 pm   Permalink

Hey, hey, Moai Moai...Rock and Roll will never die..
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-11-14 9:04 pm   Permalink

A whole lotta PNG Gope Boards..
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-11-14 9:06 pm   Permalink

For the over liquored friend's car keys..actual old blacksmith made hooks!
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Howland
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Posted: 2007-11-14 9:29 pm   Permalink

Crikes!! How big is that float behind you in the Moai pic?!?! That's a monsta!

 
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pappythesailor
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2007-11-15 02:08 am   Permalink

Cool stuff. Great moai but what's a PNG Gope Board?

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-11-15 08:56 am   Permalink

A Paupua New Guinea Gope or Gopa, an initiation carving, usually bearing resemblance to a shield (which is what I usually call them to foster a better understanding). They are really a type of clan/ancestor talisman, carved at each stage of a male's initiation. This is basically a dwelling place for the power of his ancestors placed in the Haus Tambarin, or sacred men's meeting house of the village. This keeps that power there and guides and protects him in his growth, social life, and decisions. At each initiation the old boards are burned and a new one carved, until the man reaches the final stage, for which the high Gope, the Darimo Ibiha is carved. I have done repros of these for years, as the real ones are hard to find but they are very appealing visually. The Mai Kai features two of my Gope Boards, in the garden.

 
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Posted: 2007-11-15 09:43 am   Permalink

Thanks. Now they're even cooler!

 
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Lake Surfer
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Joined: Oct 21, 2002
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From: Milwaukee, WI
Posted: 2007-11-15 11:52 pm   Permalink

Good talking story Thursday wit ya bruddah... and your work lately... spectacular as usual.

The Moai is onehellova hunk of log and classic stylee as always.


I'm taking a leap of fate in my carving career today... I'll let you know if anything comes of it.


 
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Fugu
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From: Atlanta, Georgia
Posted: 2007-11-16 11:18 am   Permalink

I love the designs of gope boards, and yours are just beautiful! They look just like the real thing. How did you do the paint on them? The paint job really makes them look like they are authentic artifacts.

 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-11-17 09:37 am   Permalink

Just very, very heavy distressing.... I actually do use natural source paints on them (buttermilk paint from Constantine's works well, too). I also collect original Paupua New Guinea artifacts; nothing helps like having the real deal around. Here are a just few for kicks.. (Angoram, Mindibit, Maprik, Iatmul, and Kwoma)
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tok-tok
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From: North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Posted: 2007-11-26 3:50 pm   Permalink

That is an awesome bag of ancient goodies you have gathered there. These look like hard to get to me. Well, that could be wrong, I have no idea. I followed the advice you gave so often, long before I decided to join TC, to collect some literature about oceanic art, but it must take years and years to create such an authentic ken.

The pics look pretty much like taken in a museum. Your place must be stuffed up to the ceiling. As your head. (You donīt mind, the head is not meant to be a museum)

Here is a question:
I never heard of buttermilk paint, can you explain to a foreigner, what that means? Perhaps I didnīt use the right translation.

What would be the effect of this buttermilk paint?

Greetings to the "Keller Magier".

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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-11-27 12:17 am   Permalink

Hi,Tok..I'm not even close to some of the folks I know in the stuff department, but if you're in Athens, stop in. Milk Paint is basically buttermilk, lye, and natural pigment. It was the paint used by the early American settlers, to right up through the late 1800s. Very tough stuff.

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haikai
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Posted: 2007-11-27 02:18 am   Permalink

Hey Basement Kahuna, thatīs a great collection of PNG art. I realy like this kind of art,
itīs especially mystical and let my adventure heard beating. Thanks for posting and Prost, Kai
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haikai
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Posted: 2007-11-27 02:18 am   Permalink

Hey Basement Kahuna, thatīs a great collection of PNG art. I realy like this kind of art,
itīs especially mystical and let my adventure heard beating. Thanks for posting and Prost, Kai
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2007-11-27 5:47 pm   Permalink

Thanks, Haikai..I always enjoyed the PNG stuff, too. Here is a 3-foot 1/2 -round hardwood Marquesan I just finished today, and a better shot of that Moai..
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