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Is this Tiki?
nuimaleko
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Joined: May 03, 2005
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From: Sacramento CA
Posted: 2005-07-25 02:11 am   Permalink

http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/calthai2003/detail?.dir=a502&.dnm=9678.jpg&.src=ph
I have a pair of them. They are from the Phillipines. Whadaya think?

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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-07-25 06:22 am   Permalink

They look pretty neat but I wouldn't consider them tiki per say. That doesn't mean they wouldn't look cool hanging in a tiki bar!
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nuimaleko
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From: Sacramento CA
Posted: 2005-07-25 2:35 pm   Permalink

A hand carved, wooden, tribal, spiritual image from an island in the Pacific and it is not "Tiki" per se. Very interesting. Oh well, thanks for your response.
I actually bought them in Oregon ten years ago and thought they are PNW Indian. Then I found a tiny word carved on the back of one that I read as Panama, for five years until a friend with shaper eyes, said "that is not Panama, that word is Philippines." I checked it with a magnifying glass and he was right.
Oh, by the way isn't everything that goes into a Tiki Bar "Tiki"



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johntiki
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From: MD
Posted: 2005-07-25 8:39 pm   Permalink



Would this be considered tiki? If we use the guidelines of being 'hand carved, wooden, tribal, spiritual image[s] from an island in the Pacific' could we consider this Philippine carved crucifix a tiki?

What Sven has stated so simply in the past was, “If it says ‘tiki’ on it, there should be tiki in it.” So no, not everything that goes into a tiki bar miraculously undergoes a sudden transformation to become "tiki."
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hiltiki
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From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2005-07-25 9:39 pm   Permalink

No it is not tiki. It doesn't look tiki, it looks more Asian (Oriental) if anything.

 
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atomictonytiki
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From: Bangkok
Posted: 2005-07-26 04:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-07-25 20:39, johntiki wrote:


could we consider this Philippine carved crucifix a tiki?





Well we TC's would not but Marquesans would refer to it as a
"Catholic tiki".

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