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Atomic Cocktail
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Joined: Jun 25, 2002
Posts: 927
From: Land O' The Next Big One-L.A.
Posted: 2010-08-27 10:40 pm   Permalink

Tiki! Says so right on the packaging.


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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 758
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2011-04-24 11:00 pm   Permalink


Found this at an estate sale today, I thought it looked familiar but the estate sales person thought it was African.
Any ideas?


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-04-25 09:33 am   Permalink

Tiki yes, but "fake" Tiki: I peg this to be a Poly-Asian carving of very recent vintage.

But it also reminds me of the Cannibal "mistake" Tikis that O.A. used to make:



 
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2017-01-31 12:56 am   Permalink

I got this as a gift and what do you think... tiki or not tiki? The woods been stained and the back is slightly hollowed out in one spot, no marks. Well what do you think?



The body and head look tiki but the headdress(?) has me going back and forth between Latin American and tiki.


 
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hiltiki
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Joined: Jun 10, 2004
Posts: 4050
From: Reseda, calif.
Posted: 2017-01-31 09:16 am   Permalink

Not tiki.

 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 2616
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2017-01-31 11:05 pm   Permalink

My wife and I share the opinion that your nice piece is not tiki. Id display it in my tiki space.
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Teadoir
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Joined: Dec 04, 2013
Posts: 65
From: Oregon
Posted: 2017-02-07 10:43 pm   Permalink

Tikicoma, that looks South American to me

 
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Aloha pinball
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Joined: Nov 10, 2012
Posts: 52
From: Florida - New Mexico- Maryland
Posted: 2018-01-20 3:47 pm   Permalink

I think this thread is the best location for this find. Although I know what it "is" it seems perhaps to be something more. And while it isn't a Tiki, it might have the spirit of "tiki". Earlier this afternoon we came across this bust in a consignment shop. It immediately caught my eye and my wife insisted I buy it. I have seen more of the Lepanto Craft Phillipines "monkeypod" or phillipine walnut carvings of a young lady than I can count but Ive never seen this one before.



It is much more stylized with a long neck and the head turned up at a nigh unnatural angle.



Almost abstract when viewed from the front:



But when viewed from below or straight on it seems perhaps to take on another form altogether:




I'm pretty sure this is intentional, and these are rare for a reason. In any case as Sven explained in the Book of Tiki, (pg. 22) "tiki" can also mean penis, so while this isn't "Tiki" it is certainly MCM Polynesian pop. And it sure looks like a TIKI to me.



 
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tikitube
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Joined: Apr 25, 2017
Posts: 229
From: Ozark Underwater Cliffs
Posted: 2018-01-22 09:06 am   Permalink

LoL, so it's...Diki?


 
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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
Posts: 529
From: Wisconsin
Posted: 2018-01-22 09:59 am   Permalink

Ironic that it's erected in front of a velvet nude.

 
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