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help identify mugs
bamboobeavis
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 12
From: Athens, MI
Posted: 2007-07-15 10:52 am   Permalink

Hello, I'm a newby to tiki central and this is the first time I have posted something. I came across a couple mugs that looked familiar but I couldn't find in my books. Can anyone help?







 
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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 1816
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2007-07-15 11:12 am   Permalink

Great find brother and welcome aboard!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11236
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-07-15 11:54 am   Permalink

Obviously (from the "Isla de Sol" inscription) these are not Tiki in the strict sense, but probably Mexican tourist ceramics based on pre-Columbian art. Nevertheless, they are a fine example of pop primitivism, not out of place in a home Tiki bar, perhaps to be used for Pisco Sours.
Pre-Columbian anthropomorphic pottery displays an incredible variety of strange motifs and styles, here's but one example:



 
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bamboobeavis
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Joined: Apr 20, 2007
Posts: 12
From: Athens, MI
Posted: 2007-07-16 1:02 pm   Permalink

Thanks Uncle Trav, One looks older than the other,but both are real nice looking.
Also, thank you bigbrotiki, I've been casually collecting for the last 2-3 years and some of this stuff is very new to me.


 
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