||Tiki from Tahiti
Joined: Jan 05, 2008
|Posted: 2008-01-28 2:32 pm  Permalink|
I 've brought from Tahiti a Wooden Tiki, a "modern" one, there is a date engraved on it, it was sculpted around 1993-94, but no signature. The sculptor is either a Maohi or a Popa'a (imported from the Metropole-in other words, France!!!) I'm not sure.
It's a great one, full of "Mana", the Spirit of the South Seas!
Stephane is a french architect, currently living in Paris France. He spent a couple of years in Tahiti, and wrote a travel guide with his better half Katy. They both work on a travel diary project (which did 'not find an editor yet...) about Tahiti. In th
[ This Message was edited by: vanzac 2008-01-28 14:33 ]
Joined: Dec 28, 2005
From: Mission Beach, CA
|Posted: 2008-01-28 4:37 pm  Permalink|
Very cool! You may want to move pics of this great mask over to the COLLECTING TIKI forum. This section is more or less reserved for carvers to show their own work. Youu found a great mask though! Bonjour!
[ This Message was edited by: hodadhank 2008-01-28 16:41 ]
Joined: Jan 09, 2004
From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
|Posted: 2008-01-29 05:19 am  Permalink|
He is a Really Cool dude and Looks to be carved from a Ficus tree too! Great find.