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Tiki Decorative Tape
Agent 86
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Joined: Jul 22, 2009
Posts: 65
Posted: 2009-12-28 11:26 pm   Permalink

My cousin gave me some Tiki tape for Christmas so I thought I'd share with the group.




 
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ka'lenatiki
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Joined: Nov 13, 2009
Posts: 194
From: redding ca.
Posted: 2009-12-29 5:27 pm   Permalink

hey, pretty cool......any idea where it's from??

 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11266
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2009-12-29 7:34 pm   Permalink

Oh how sweet, Tiki newbies meet!

That stuff has been on the market for about 5 years now, and is one of the last examples of 21st Century Tiki kitsch still out there, offered by those trusty purveyors of the Tiki revival, the Seattle hipsters from accoutrements.com, god bless their ironic spirit:

http://www.accoutrements.com/tape.html

The other classic they still offer is their Tiki pencil toppers, the designs of which have all but one been taken from The Book of Tiki:

http://www.accoutrements.com/products/11459.html

Their commitment to cheap Asian manufactured product has unfortunately resulted in Tiki mug sets that are just too awful to recommend here, but in general they have great stuff!


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Mr. NoNaMe
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Joined: May 10, 2006
Posts: 1919
Posted: 2009-12-29 8:17 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-12-29 19:34, bigbrotiki wrote:
Oh how sweet, Tiki newbies meet!

That stuff has been on the market for about 5 years now, and is one of the last examples of 21st Century Tiki kitsch.





I sure hope that isn't one of the last examples of the 21st century Tiki kitsch. We have another 90 years to bring out more kitsch.
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woofmutt
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Joined: Mar 26, 2002
Posts: 2610
From: Seattilite Telstar
Posted: 2009-12-29 8:28 pm   Permalink

"My cousin gave me some Tiki tape for Christmas so I thought I'd share with the group." -Agent 86-

While the tape is well known to many of us the important point here is that Agent 86 has apparently successfully trained a family member to give decent Tiki gifts.

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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5807
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2009-12-29 9:34 pm   Permalink

AND...that indeed is an accomplishment. No Tiki goodies for me from family. All my 90 year old Mom can do is tell me how ugly it is and that she likes some of my other collections more. I gotta get her liquored up more often...she does like going to Tiki Oasis though. I would be blown away if I got that tape from anyone in my family...good item to use for blocking off the crime scene when ya find a dead Tiki.
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Sabu The Coconut Boy
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Joined: Aug 20, 2002
Posts: 2793
From: Carson, California
Posted: 2009-12-31 6:49 pm   Permalink

The reason this tape is so cool, is that it borrows one of the greatest copyright-free (I think) images from the 1960s.

This tiki appeared on generic luau napkins and placemats from the 60s:



It was also borrowed by the Hanalei Hotel in San Diego as its logo tiki on menus and postcards:





And used by other tiki joints like the Tropic Lounge & Restaurant, Lancaster Ohio:



But where did this tiki originally come from?

It might have morphed from this older Matson Line logo:



If that's the case, then it would be Maori in origin.

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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-01-21 6:58 pm   Permalink

Stuttgart tiki

Made in Germany

http://www.ooga-mooga.com/cgi-bin/my/mug.cgi?mode=view&mug_id=358&ind_mug_id=23947
Description from ooga-mooga:

This angular tiki has a lined forehead, lined cheeks, lined chin, clasped hands, and vertical lines around the body. Tan with a white interior, marked "Made in Germany". A slightly smaller version comes in brown.
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Zeta
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Joined: Feb 13, 2007
Posts: 2049
From: Atlantis/Basque Country/Spain/Mexico
Posted: 2010-01-21 7:01 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2008-08-04 08:20, Zeta wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-08-04 06:52, Tikinomad wrote:
Hey Zeta, I think that style mug was used at the Movenpick in Switzerland?
Nice score, I have two different versions of the mug....one of my favorite designs.



Thanks Tikinomad,
What else do you know about the Movenpick in Switzerland ?
How much you paid for yours?
It seems like Accoutrements got "inspired" by this Mug to produce this tiki-tape I bought in the U.S.


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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11266
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2010-01-21 7:04 pm   Permalink

Ha! I had this mug for over ten years, and didn't see that! I just laughed about it as being so stiff and German. And now it's from a Poly pop rendering! Good pick, Mr. Z

 
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