||Carvings from the Marquesas Islands
Grand Member (first year)
Joined: Jul 27, 2002
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.
To see other pictures from my Marquesan trip (including over 250 photos of tikis) visit the following thread.
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.
Joined: Feb 27, 2006
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!
Joined: Oct 03, 2009
|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.
Joined: Jun 01, 2009
From: Tampa, FL
|Posted: 2012-01-06 1:44 pm  Permalink|
Thank you so much for posting this.
Grand Member (8 years)
Joined: Jan 19, 2006
From: Arlingtron Virginia
|Posted: 2012-01-18 3:52 pm  Permalink|
Way cool nrev!
Joined: Aug 28, 2008
|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.