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What is Tiki what is not?
nuimaleko
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Joined: May 03, 2005
Posts: 70
From: Sacramento CA
Posted: 2005-06-23 8:39 pm   Permalink

I like the Hondurus thing.I would never call it tiki but I might buy it if I came across it at a yard sale. I actually have quite a few little Central American and Mexican statues in obsidian that I like a lot. I have a necklace with a little god image of obsidian too.Not sure if it is Central or South American. Wasn't that why Heyerdal named his boat Kon_Tiki, because of a South American god named Tiki?
Could be from Lake Tikikaka.
Still not sure if they are "tiki", but I have a lot of stuff that I was given as gifts or found at garage sales or junk shops. To be honest I don't really give a damn if it is "tiki" or not as long as I like it.
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Unkle John
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Joined: Oct 22, 2003
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From: Middle-of-the-Ocean, TX
Posted: 2005-06-23 10:16 pm   Permalink

Being from and in Texas, it's easy to come across aztec/central american/south american/mexican items at thrift stores and garage sales. I buy the ones that look kinda tiki to me, but personally I kinda dig those civilations too.

OH yeah, when buying items from Big Lots and other stores. Think to yourself: "Self.. would that look cool in my swag bar?"
If ou pick up the smileing pitcher with the sun shades... you maybe taking home a demon in disguise. The type that breaks your worthy tiki mugs.

PS In my book, there is no shame in buying plastic mugs and Big Lots/TJ Max/etc. ceramic mugs. They are good to give away to party goers and butter fingered drunks. The plastic ones are good if you have kids and underagged drinkers come to a party as well. That way you can keep tabs on what they should be drinking. Plus it may inspire them to collect in the future.

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Mystiki
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Joined: Jul 03, 2003
Posts: 165
From: Sakatamata Island
Posted: 2005-06-24 01:14 am   Permalink

That pitcher you mention from Big Lots-- always looked like a tiki version of the Kool-Aid man. I haven't picked it up because my hubby won't allow it in the house. But who's kewler than the Kool-Aid man, I ask you? Nobody, that's who.

P.S. Welcome fellow Sakatamatan...good to have you aboard! If you haven't already, pay a visit to Sitting in Paradise in Midtown. They have some wonderful Hawaiiana merchandise and the owners are soopa!

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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
Posts: 4278
From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-06-25 04:00 am   Permalink

Down here in Australia we get a large amount of "Bali" stuff. It is kinda like what Hawaii is to you guys. Just in Indonesia! Technically it is Asian, not Pacific. However, take the buddha out and replace it with tiki and you got tiki heaven! Works for me

We get some good New Zealand stuff here as well as you can imagine.

Don't worry about it being "tiki" too much. If you reckon it is kinda tiki, some people on here will probably dig it anyway.
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
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From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2005-06-26 10:38 pm   Permalink

It says it's tiki, but I think it's in denial

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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
Posts: 3288
From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2005-06-27 10:10 am   Permalink

Ok, this is getting way off topic, but the name gave me a giggle.


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nuimaleko
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Joined: May 03, 2005
Posts: 70
From: Sacramento CA
Posted: 2005-07-08 3:47 pm   Permalink

That's cool about the Bali stuff. I love Bali. I have some wooden carvings and a sarong in my collection from Bali.
What about Aboriginal art? If New Guinea stuff is tiki, why isn't that?
To me if it is tropcical it all fits into my Pan-Tropical decor. Stuff from India, South East Asia, China, Australia, Africa, Oceanea and even Mexico live comfortably together in my apartment. I guess that is why I loved Hawaii so much, because of the cultural melting pot aspect of it.
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