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The Collector: Mark Blackburn
Tiki Royale
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Joined: Dec 06, 2002
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From: The Aloha Room in Beautiful Belmont, CA!
Posted: 2011-09-11 10:30 pm   Permalink

Aloha gang,
Here is an interesting article on Mark Blackburn and his collection of Polynesian artifacts.
Enjoy:
http://www.hanahou.com/pages/magazine.asp?MagazineID=&Action=DrawArticle&ArticleID=994&Page=1
Aloha,

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-09-12 3:49 pm   Permalink

Thanks! Mark Blackburn's recent book:

http://www.amazon.com/Polynesia-Carolyn-Blackburn-Collection-Polynesian/dp/1883528380/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1315867463&sr=1-1

...is amazing, as is his book on Polynesian Tatooing.

That issue of Hana Hou also has a great in-depth article on Hawaiian Jazz singer and guitarist Mary Kaye (featured on my Sound of Tiki CD) in it. Click on "Cha Cha Boom"

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Beachbumz
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From: Kihei, Maui
Posted: 2011-09-12 8:03 pm   Permalink

I just got back from the mainland and read this Hana Hou mag about 5 times one the round trip flights.. Great articles, This one came home with me..

 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
Posted: 2011-09-16 5:44 pm   Permalink

This quote aptly sums things up:

"And so I ask the inevitable question: Why? Why fly off to Paris at the drop of a hat for a painting? Why pay a small fortune for a Fijian ceremonial fork that down in Georgia they once labeled a pickle fork?

When he answers, he’s not dreamy, he’s devout. He speaks of Polynesia’s purity, the uniqueness and refinement of the art, its mana. “It’s the finest tribal art in the world,” he says. “The Polynesians were so advanced. They had one of the most remarkable cultures in history and very little attention’s been paid to it.” "

So true.

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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2011-09-16 8:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2011-09-16 17:44, Club Nouméa wrote:
This quote aptly sums things up:

"They had one of the most remarkable cultures in history and very little attention’s been paid to it.”



This also nicely sums up how I felt about American Tiki culture.


 
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