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Weirdest/Ugliest Carving Ever. I had to buy it
rustbeltcat
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Joined: Jan 13, 2004
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From: Steel City
Posted: 2005-09-19 1:02 pm   Permalink

heres a bit more info, culled from a post on the FOM site...
"...and they were conjured to life via sucking on the -ahem- sexual organ of their maker.

Most were made with the intent that they would be thrown into the ocean where they would swim to the makers enemies and kill them. It was not unusual to use bits and pieces of human remains... especially children... to make them."

if you google the term Tupilak you will get much more in depth and historically accurate information on them...


 
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hewey
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2005-09-19 5:41 pm   Permalink

If nothing else it is a great converstaion starter...

 
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Tiki Matt
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From: North O.C.
Posted: 2005-09-19 9:21 pm   Permalink

For more info on Jungle Island (and pics of the strange wooden creatures I was refering to) go to: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=8541&forum=6
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2005-09-19 10:53 pm   Permalink

I also grew up with Knott’s.
Are we thinking about the sea horses or animals that you could sit on, and when you rocked them, they would spit/shoot water into the pond?
And with no disrespect, he looks like he’s “Taken a Tiki up the Oasis”


 
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Tiki Matt
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From: North O.C.
Posted: 2005-09-20 9:11 pm   Permalink

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On 2005-09-19 22:53, Unga Bunga wrote:
I also grew up with Knott’s.
Are we thinking about the sea horses or animals that you could sit on, and when you rocked them, they would spit/shoot water into the pond?
And with no disrespect, he looks like he’s “Taken a Tiki up the Oasis”




We're talkin' about these guys...


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Humuhumu
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2005-09-20 9:18 pm   Permalink

To me, it looks reminiscent of this tiki, which is on the grounds at Humphrey's Half Moon Inn in San Diego:



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Tangaroa
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Posted: 2005-09-21 08:50 am   Permalink

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On 2005-09-17 14:28, Tiki Matt wrote:
For those of you from the O.C., it looks like one of the creatures from the old Jungle Island at Knott's. I'm sure one of you O.C. historians could shed some light...




Nope - not a "Wood-imal" from Jungle Island. Sorry!
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