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Carvings from the Marquesas Islands
ikitnrev
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Joined: Jul 27, 2002
Posts: 1313
From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2011-12-30 7:30 pm   Permalink

I thought the Tiki central might like to see some of the work that is currently being done in the Marquesan Islands.

I just returned this past week from a journey on the Aranui - a wonderful trip. Part of the fun is shopping in the various handicraft centers on several of the islands. When the Aranui arrives - usually once every 3 weeks, the carvers and other vendors bring their wares to sell.

The following link is to an album of my purchases. When possible, I tried to include a photo of the specific carver before the photos of his work.
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2957266413339.2157891.1311843186&type=1&l=0a55219f4e

To see other pictures from my Marquesan trip (including over 250 photos of tikis) visit the following thread.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=41890&forum=1&15

I'm hoping my posting of these photos will provide further inspiration for your with your own individual work - and perhaps plant the idea in your head that perhaps some day, you too will want to visit the Marquesas Islands.


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TheBigT
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Joined: Feb 27, 2006
Posts: 1287
From: Fabulous Houston
Posted: 2011-12-31 09:29 am   Permalink

What a fantastic trip! Thanks for taking the time to post all the pics. I'm still going through the tiki albums. Feel like i've just been to school!


 
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amate
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Joined: Oct 03, 2009
Posts: 884
Posted: 2012-01-05 2:22 pm   Permalink

I lot of inspirational reference material there. It'll take a while for all of that to soak in.

 
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pjc5150
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Joined: Jun 01, 2009
Posts: 2333
From: Tampa, FL
Posted: 2012-01-06 1:44 pm   Permalink

Wow.

Thank you so much for posting this.


 
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tikigap
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Joined: Jan 19, 2006
Posts: 838
From: Arlingtron Virginia
Posted: 2012-01-18 3:52 pm   Permalink

Way cool nrev!

 
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Badd Tiki
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Joined: Aug 28, 2008
Posts: 370
Posted: 2012-01-27 3:34 pm   Permalink

Some awesome carvings there.

I like how a lot of it really mixed classic styles in really warped/abstract shapes.


 
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