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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Please take a look and help me identify- thanks
Please take a look and help me identify- thanks
nessiesusan
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Joined: Sep 11, 2005
Posts: 3
Posted: 2005-10-08 06:25 am   Permalink

Apologies for posting this again-a kind responder the first time suggested posting the pictures.

Pics below---I am not a collector or obviously an expert in this topic. I picked up a group of tiki mask pairs a few years ago on a whim. We have never used them and I'd like to list them on eBay but I am stumped on categories! It is a group of 10-(5 pairs). They are all different sizes and seem to be totally different styles. One pair looks Asian, others Hawaiian or African?? Any simple rules for telling the difference? Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance!

Approx. 30" tall


Approx. 11-12" tall


Approx. 10" & 12"


Approx. 9' & 10"


Approx. 7''


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11196
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-10-09 02:22 am   Permalink

Susan, you might see by the unenthusiatic response that these masks are not really great finds, since none of them are Polynesian in origin. They might work OK hidden in the jetsam and flotsam of someones Tiki bar, as additional decor amongst real Tikis and Tapa cloth lamps, but they are cheap and generic tourist art that is probably carved in some country (Mexico, Phillipines) and sold in another. This is not ALWAYS plain wrong for Tiki style, but there is nothing here that gives it a cheap/funny twist even. A red lightbulb to make the eyes glow might help.

 
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nessiesusan
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Joined: Sep 11, 2005
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Posted: 2005-10-09 06:02 am   Permalink

Thanks for responding.
That really all I wanted to know.
I'll guietly leave now.


 
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Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
Posts: 891
From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2005-10-10 9:41 pm   Permalink

Hey Nessiesusan,
No need to quietly leave!
Everyone here started off with a lesser degree of knowledge at one point.
There are lots of discussions and lots of information shared so stick around, ask questions, browse and have fun.
Aloha,


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