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BastardoSaffrin
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Joined: Apr 19, 2007
Posts: 73
From: Barcelona
Posted: 2008-04-29 06:50 am   Permalink

Zeta, I'm going to be in your place next week, I hope you still got some dusty stuff to trade.

Hasta luego, man!


 
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Zeta
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-05-14 03:46 am   Permalink

Andale andale! arriba arriba! Yeeeeepa yepa!


Tiki (at it's best) is all about tradition and paying respect where respect is due. So,
to pay my tribute to old master Sabu, the coconut boy, and The Great Tiki Central, I'm going to quote one of my favorite posts ever here at T.C.


Quote:

On 2003-03-01 16:50, Sabu The Coconut Boy wrote:
Look at this amazing record album I picked up at a garage-sale this morning. It's by a Mexican band called "Grupo Guerrero" and shows the band members on the steps of a very cool tiki bar.


The record was "Hecho en Mexico" and the back of the record states that the band hails from Acapulco. It is also signed by all the members and has the inscription; "To our Susy with a Lot of Love. From Acapulco".

I'm assuming this is probably an Acapulco tiki bar in the photo. Could it be the enigmatic AKU TIKI, whose coaster is on page 121 of the BOT?

The music is a kind of disco/salsa from the 70s, heavy on the synthesizer.

Sabu

[ This Message was edited by: Sabu The Coconut Boy on 2003-09-17 12:15 ]




My father went often to AKU-TIKI in Acapulco as a young man!
Gracias Sabu for keeping part of Mexican tiki history alive.

Gracias to everyone who has contributed with pictures and data to make this more completo. I'll keep posting nice pictures as long as there is feedback.

Sven, habla espanol? I already have the Bora-Bora vintage menu and the mug you show in the picture, have you got any others? As for the list of tiki bars in Spain that you ask for, I've been doing "The List" for a long time now, and I keep finding new evidence of (long gone) tiki temples. It is a monumental task to make the complete list by myself, plus keep it updated. But don't worry, I'm working tiki extra hours and the list WILL be complete and the secrets revealed at the right moment.
Diablo, your tikis are safe and worshiped at Kahala.
Cheekytiki, Nicholas (owner of kahala) told me he was planning to open another Hawaiian in Barcelona, but it was just a plan in the future...
Harro, try the 100% Fun Hostel en Cadiz or check out the other AMAZING, unintrested organization called Critiki.com
Bastardo Saffrin, I do have dusty stuff to trade, do you? Nice interview with Beachbum Berry!

From a 1930's comic de Espana.

Quotation:
"Excuse me Sirs! I haven't got time to waste!"

Z


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Zeta
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-05-14 09:49 am   Permalink

Aloha muchachas y muchachos !

World exclusivo! Para los amigos de Central Tiki, I proudly present:

This enormous Vintage Menu from the 70's with covers in leather and elegant golden print
from the first and only Melanesian Bar ever.(Now extinct)



I thought Bora-Bora was in the Polynesia!... Oh well, you live, you learn.

Sven's favorite spanish pre-pavon mug in my collection (different colors):


Sven,what happened with your other book projects?
The look of Tiki ?
Tiki Revival ?

Adios amigos !

Z

P.S. Saludos al Sr. Castaway


 
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Zeta
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-06-19 10:13 am   Permalink

Aloha amigos! Im in Mexico City right now doing some "in situ" Tiki research... Ill post my discoveries when I get back to my Madrid bunker lab. Meanwhile, here is the source of "inspiration" for the mug I posted above...

The picture is from the book Oceanic Art by Kaeppler, Kaufmann and Newton. Abrams Editorial, Page 204, image 131:
Post from a small mens house
Vao, Vanuatu
Wood and paint, h. 170 cm
Collected by F. Speiser 1912
Museum der Kulturen Basel

Enjoy!
P.S. Has anyone heard from Sven again? Hope I didn't scare him away!


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11103
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-06-19 11:00 am   Permalink

I'm here, I'm here Zeta, I don't scare easily. I feel guilty for not having replied, I will, I will!

 
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naugatiki
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Joined: Jan 02, 2004
Posts: 829
From: Port Angeles, Wa
Posted: 2008-06-27 4:47 pm   Permalink

Found this matchbook for a restaurante in Madrid called The Bali-Hai (who knew?) not sure what the logo is a reference to, anyone willing to warrant a guess?



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11103
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-06-28 10:12 am   Permalink

The logo is a Papua New Guinea mask, which was not unusual in Spanish Tikidom (see the "Melanesian Bar" menu above), just like it was part of the "South Seas" decor of American Poly pop (see Trader Vic's logo mask, BOT P.247).

The Bali Hai is long gone, but when in Madrid, the urban archeology tourist can still find its signage high up above its locked up basement location:


 
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harro
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Joined: Sep 05, 2005
Posts: 681
From: Australia / Argentina
Posted: 2008-06-29 04:04 am   Permalink

I had a nice scorpion bowl at the Marbella Trader Vics a couple of weeks ago, was a bit more modern than other TV's but still worth a visit. Unfortunately didnt get to any other areas in Spain but maybe another time.

 
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Zeta
Grand Member (2 years)  

Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-07-08 11:01 pm   Permalink

Hola a todos,
Original vintage coaster from the Bali-Hai in Madrid...

If anyone is interested in trading, I have one more coaster like this one... Send me an E-mail or Personal Message.
Naugatiki, where did you find those matches!?
Bigbrotiki, nice picture! that sign is gone now...
Bali-Hai was one of the original classic Spanish "Hawaiian" bars, it was huge, the biggest in Spain ever.
...Later alligator.

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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-07-09 07:38 am   Permalink

Every picture has a story and every tiki logo too...

Fig. 28 Arte del Sepik. Lago Tchambuli. Taburete de orador (Speeches booth) 1960 (Fot. S. Diczbalis.)

Picture from the book "Oceania" by Jean Guiart from the collection "El Universo de las formas" Ediciones Aguilar Madrid 1963

Aloha Oe

Z


 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11103
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2008-07-09 08:18 am   Permalink

Aaaah! So this is where the design of this Kahala mug originated from:





Do you have an old one that says Bali Hai on it?

I figured that that book could have been a major source for Spanish designers, it is so chock full of great images, I have yet to fully register them all. Now I know it was published in Spain too, I am certain. Here is the German version:


It also used a lot of the black & white photos from the 1954 Pantheon Books edition of Hewicker/Tischner's "Oceanic Art", which was THE source for American designers. South Sea art books published in the 60s in the U.S. came mostly too late to have a marked influence on Poly pop here, but for Spain, which had a delayed Tiki bar period, that early 60s time frame fits.
Man, I am really looking forward to working with you, Zeta.


 
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-07-10 04:10 am   Permalink

Thanks Sventiki! I'm glad to hear that. It would be an honor. As you know, all I want is just a little respect for Tiki, to tell the story straight about Spain and Mexico specifically.
Nice book there, look at mine:

Your theory about the influence of it on the 1960's spanish artistas polinesios is correct. As the example from my collection shows, these matches I bought in el rastro (flea market) in Madrid 5 years ago, with the logo from Bali-Hai that was taken from a picture of a page on that book.

"Dance untill 4'15 in the morning with 2 orchestras"


Another gem I bought in Barcelona by the same author, Jean Guiart (texto) Mario Carrieri (fotos)1968.


Aloha para todos...

Z




 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-07-12 07:00 am   Permalink

Aloha for all,
A picture from a Mug in my collection from the Bali-Hai Madrid that closed a decade ago...

The Ku triangle bowl... Made in Spain.

Z


 
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Zeta
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From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2008-07-14 02:03 am   Permalink

Hola, que tal ?
From my humble collection:
The Goddess of the South Seas head mug from Bali-Hai Madrid.

Who knows the name of this deity?

Z


 
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Zeta
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Posted: 2008-07-14 02:14 am   Permalink



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