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The Mystery of the Hawaiian Fern Wood Tiki
McTiki
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From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2011-02-07 3:50 pm   Permalink

Those Fern carvings are the bomb!


Thank you for sharing!


 
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dogbytes
  

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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2011-02-07 4:50 pm   Permalink

i got this for $53 dollars at a mall!




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-02-16 6:00 pm   Permalink

That picture of the fernwood Tiki troop posted by Kirby is great, look at them all.

I just got a copy of the Arts of the South Seas book ($5 on Amazon) and was perusing it. Noticed these photos of original tree fern tikis that were carved in the New Hebrides islands of Melanesia.





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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-02-17 12:51 am   Permalink

This ad belongs here:



I peg this to be the location of the pic Kirby found on Wikipedia. The descendants of this mom & pop biz still seem to be around.

Also, I wanted to ad these lovely ladies and their little companion:



I have no names or info here, just a loose 8X10 found in a flea market paper stack




 
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GatorRob
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Posted: 2011-02-17 4:01 pm   Permalink

These pics belong in this thread as well. I am assuming they are fern wood tikis.

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On 2011-01-25 11:42, GatorRob wrote:
One thing to take notice of is the photo Kiliki posted at the bottom of page 5 of this thread. The fern wood tiki shown in her photo is perched on the same corner post as the tiki in this photo. I don't know which one came first though because we don't know the date of her photo. But I guess its another example of how the fern wood tikis just did not last long, especially when sitting out exposed like that.

Here's a side-by-side:






 
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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2011-03-28 6:08 pm   Permalink

A Hawaii tourist photo with a fernwood Tiki at the beach.



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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2011-03-28 8:51 pm   Permalink

Yeah I saw that one on ebay too and almost got it. Pretty sure it's the Big Island.
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2011-03-29 10:30 pm   Permalink

I got this tree fern tiki just before the new year. It's a little over 4 feet tall and when I found it at an antique mall in Seattle it had a little brother next to it that I think Dogbytes now owns. When I first saw them they were standing on their heads!


 
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Trad'r Bill
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From: Hercules, CA
Posted: 2011-07-22 10:32 am   Permalink

Posted these over in Tiki Finds, but wanted to document them here too. They are from an old rumpus room and are in excellent condition:





They look a lot like the ones Dogbytes and tikicoma posted above.

-Trad'r Bill


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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2012-07-03 2:29 pm   Permalink

Tourist photo showing a Fern Wood Tiki at the Polynesian Cultural Center (found on-line).




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Dustycajun
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Posted: 2013-07-06 6:01 pm   Permalink

Another old tourist photo with a beauty of a fern wood Tiki!



(from the Vintage Vacations website).

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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2013-07-06 7:45 pm   Permalink

aloha DC,

That is the one I've been trying to get a better shot of for ages... I think it was at the "Little Grass Shack" at the Kona Inn... Brilliant.

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On 2013-07-06 18:01, Dustycajun wrote:
Another old tourist photo with a beauty of a fern wood Tiki!


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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-07-08 05:54 am   Permalink

http://honolulu.craigslist.org/big/clt/3839755019.html
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AlohaStation
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Posted: 2013-07-08 10:53 am   Permalink

Seems a bit under priced??

 
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RevBambooBen
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Posted: 2013-07-09 12:59 am   Permalink

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On 2013-07-08 10:53, AlohaStation wrote:
Seems a bit under priced??



LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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