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Tikis around your neighborhood
bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-05-10 11:19 pm   Permalink

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On 2008-05-10 21:33, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
"The support figures are informal, suggesting the buffon, the acrobat, or the playful imp. They exhibit neither noble bearing, pride, nor manisfestations of mana. Instead, they are eternally committed to humble work, which they do lightly and with a cooperative and playful spirit."
There is also a theoritical link between these figure types and the Menehunes of lore.





Thank you Buzzy for supplying the archaeological intel for those who do not have an Oceanic art book shelf. The above bowl can also be found in the Book of Tiki, and another classic support figure bowl is shown in Tiki Modern, respectively. They are some of the very few authentic artifacts depicted in my books.

It's odd that this thread has so many island native neighborhood examples, where are all the American urban archeologists? I guess in modern urban sprawls like L.A,. Tikis are mostly not in a neighborhood-like vicinity.

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Koolau
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Posted: 2008-05-10 11:47 pm   Permalink

I did hesitate before posting public Hawaii tikis in this thread, as it did seem to be trending toward home or neo-tikis. I'll let the referees make the call - maybe I should post in a separate thread about Oahu tiki, as I hope to spend some time on La Mariana carvings.

 
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-05-11 12:07 am   Permalink

No no, I think it's cool, being that there once were more Tikis in California than in Hawaii...I think people are taking "neighborhood" to literal, one could interpret it as "town", perhaps, to get more submissions.

 
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TabooDan
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From: BC, Canada
Posted: 2008-05-17 6:52 pm   Permalink

I posted this under another thread but moved it here as I probably should have put it here in the first place! I am also having a problem with the size of the photos so I will try to fix it for this post.

The following is a little mission I went on a couple of years ago. I was told of a place where there were these carvings that looked like totem poles at a trailer park. Since the park was only 10 minutes from my house I went and checked them out. You can barely see the trailer park from the road as they have built one of those concrete fences in front of it that go along busy roadways to help with noise. Just one driveway in and one out.
At first I couldn't see anything that was worth looking at but the hunt was on! They were supposed to be at the front of the property and I was looking at the plant boxes and amongst the trees. Nothing yet.



The name of the Trailer park didn't really help with my spirits of finding something that I might like. Just another great Canadian name called the Crazy Beaver RV Park.......actually, sorry...wrong one!! It's called the Green Tree Estates and is located in Surrey, BC.

I saw this bright red/brown building which was basically an old log cabin which was now the properties large wreck building or entertaining hall. Hey...what's that on the building...



Hey...now that's not too bad of a job! They sure aren't based on local native carvings so I thought they were a pretty good attempt for up here anyway.



The above photo is the center door of the building which has a pole either side. Similar style to Witco I think. Probably a locals take on something they saw down South. Good size too as they are about 7' tall and about 18" wide.

The next photo is the end one on the left of the building. All 4 of the poles are pretty much the same with just slight variations in the carving. All have painted blue eyes and have the dark paint around the outside of their bodies.



I asked around and no one really knew anything about these cool poles. A couple said the place had been around since the early 1970's. I drove and crept around the private property looking for more but I didn't see anything. The watchful glare of the inhabitants made me not hang around for too long. Repeated calls to the land owner/manager have gone by with no call backs after leaving several messages. Makes for a few cool pictures but that's about it.

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TabooDan
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Posted: 2008-05-17 6:55 pm   Permalink

Hmm....Sorry, I can't get those pictures bigger. They're actually pretty cool pictures. I use Shutterfly (Online photo manager) to get them on here but they have changed their format and it looks like I can only get this size to come here.
I don't know anything about this stuff! Anybody help me out here with what to do??
Sorry for the lame post!! TabooDan


 
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canyonlaketiki
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Posted: 2008-05-18 2:15 pm   Permalink

Here is a taco shop that has tikis in southern cal.

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Chub
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Posted: 2008-05-23 5:59 pm   Permalink

In the Echo Park/Silverlake area of LA. Looks older to me. Maybe I should knock on the door and see if they want to let it go?

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Posted: 2008-11-28 12:56 am   Permalink




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TikiGeeki
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Posted: 2008-11-28 8:08 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-07-02 10:36, Mr. NoNaMe wrote:
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On 2007-07-01 06:38, Bohemiann wrote:
Walts Fish Market Has these two guys out front.



I dig this guy. He looks like me. He is very Viking. I wonder if Walt is Scandinavian.

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Looks more Klingon than Scandinavian.
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AlienTiki
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From: MAUI No Ka'oi
Posted: 2008-12-01 11:20 am   Permalink

As you could imagine there are a few Tikis in my neighborhood. Here's a couple.






This happy guy is down at the beach facing the ocean.

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thejab
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Posted: 2008-12-01 12:42 pm   Permalink

Here's one at the Tropic Sands Apartments down the street from me in Alameda, CA. There's a wooden bridge style walkway at the entrance between two lava rock ponds / fountains, the tiki, and some nice nautical elements. It looks better at night and they need to pull out some of the reedy looking vegetation.









 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2008-12-01 12:54 pm   Permalink

Cool find! A Tiki apartment building in Alameda...with lava rock wall! And most of it looks original, even the sign. Can you show a wide shot, even if it is less spectacular?



 
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thejab
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Posted: 2008-12-01 2:07 pm   Permalink

Sven, I didn't get a shot of the whole building, but here's more of the lava rock chimney.



I almost moved into the Tropic Sands a few years ago but they only had one bedrooms facing the pool area.

If anyone wants to see more pics of my neighborhood including some googie-ish buildings and a somewhat Polynesian motel, here they are:

http://flickr.com/photos/thejab/sets/72057594066333153/

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TIKI-RAY
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Posted: 2008-12-01 5:04 pm   Permalink



Here is my xmas Moai I carved with pink flamingos and lighted palmtree on my front yard for Christmas . Tiki Kinniki did the thinking on this one .Check out the 8 foot Santa hat she made .

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HOUSE OF KU
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From: TIKILAND, USA
Posted: 2009-11-16 02:27 am   Permalink

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On 2008-05-04 23:57, Koolau wrote:
It was a beautiful morning, so I drove up the Windward side of Oahu to Laie.




Some of the Polynesian Cultural Center tikis, plus a tiki group in front of the Laie Inn.




Some sad news on the Laie coast....

From this....




To this....




http://www.starbulletin.com/business/20091020_Aging_Laie_Inn_to_be_demolished.html

I inquired about the Tikis before they closed down...the receptionist took my number and said she would give it to the manager to follow up on...no lucky call back At least the sunsets and surf are still there....




Aloha, Freddie
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