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Identification help, please!
54 house of bamboo
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Joined: Sep 28, 2006
Posts: 302
From: Cambridge UK
Posted: 2010-01-31 06:19 am   Permalink

We found this at a nearby charity shop (thrift store ) yesterday. We are lucky that Cambridge University professors seemed to have travelled widely and we occasionally pick up stuff in the wild!

Any ideas on its story? Tiki or not? It's glazed ceramic & about 10" tall.


The Stevenson Wedding Mug by Cheekytiki, 2006

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uncle trav
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Joined: Apr 27, 2005
Posts: 2273
From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2010-01-31 06:43 am   Permalink

Great find. Looks to be a fisherman's god from the Cook Islands but I may be mistaken. I'm sure someone can give you some more info on it though. And I think it will fit nicely in any collection of Tiki.

"Anyone who has ever seen them is thereafter haunted as if by a feverish dream" Karl Woermann

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Joined: Sep 17, 2003
Posts: 1287
From: Andover, England
Posted: 2010-01-31 07:21 am   Permalink

Oooooooooo nice find.

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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2010-01-31 07:30 am   Permalink

Yes it is Tiki and as Uncle Trav said based on Tangaroa. well done.

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