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The Mystery of the Hawaiian Fern Wood Tiki
Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-07-09 01:12 am   Permalink

Hey that's only $377.35 an inch!

 
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creativenative
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-07-09 1:30 pm   Permalink

I remember when I was a kid (early 60s) I would see fern tiki in many gardens or outdoor entryways all arould Hawaii. If I recall fern tikis were relatively inexpensive and very available at one's neighborhood Garden Supply store but they we far from permanent. Although they could last for a handful of years once they started rotting in Hawaii's wet outdoor weather they were tossed. They are not available as they once were and they were not replaced. Pershaps this is another reason to the relatively absence of tiki in Hawaii today. This to me is a big mystery that I'm slowly working on.

 
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creativenative
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From: Island of O'ahu
Posted: 2013-07-09 2:52 pm   Permalink

I remember when I was a kid (early 60s) I would see fern tiki in many gardens or outdoor entryways all arould Hawaii. If I recall fern tikis were relatively inexpensive and very available at one's neighborhood Garden Supply store but they we far from permanent. Although they could last for a handful of years once they started rotting in Hawaii's wet outdoor weather they were tossed. They are not available as they once were and they were not replaced. Perhaps this is another reason to the relatively absence of tiki in Hawaii today. This to me is a big mystery that I'm slowly working on.

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Dustycajun
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Joined: Nov 16, 2007
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From: Santa Barbara, CA
Posted: 2014-06-07 1:01 pm   Permalink

A few more ads from a store called The Akron in southern California featuring the Fern Wood Tikis.







More proof that these things were relatively cheap and abundant on the mainland back in the 60s.

DC


 
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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2015-04-25 6:32 pm   Permalink

Just this past week I recovered(purchased) this fern tiki from a local hotel's storage area. They bought it from The Crystal Garden, a tropical indoor garden and zoo(birds, bats and marmoset monkeys mostly) that operated in Victoria from 1980 to 2004. I'm still interested in finding out where/when it and it's three PNG companions(not pictured) were originally purchased.

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johnnyvelvet
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Joined: Jun 12, 2013
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From: Louisiangeles
Posted: 2015-04-26 05:52 am   Permalink

This is such a wonderful and thought-provoking thread. Thanks Sabu for your dedication!

 
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2015-04-26 2:53 pm   Permalink

Found a tree fern tiki that was said to have been outside in the Puget Sound area since the 60's.

At it's original site.


And it's new home.


aloha, tikicoma


 
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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2015-04-26 11:03 pm   Permalink

He's great! I wonder if the lichen and moss will help to protect it from erosion?
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Sophista-tiki
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From: Seattle WA
Posted: 2015-05-02 10:40 am   Permalink

so glad this came up again fernwood tikis are my favs

 
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