||New Zealand Tiki Salt and Pepper
Joined: Aug 12, 2011
From: Whitman MA
|Posted: 2012-05-10 07:51 am  Permalink|
Found these at a thrift shop, are in mint condition. they are 6.5" tall. Label reads: hand carved Meadswood New Zealand. Anymore info would be helpful.
Thanks and happy tiki hunting!
Joined: Mar 25, 2002
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
|Posted: 2012-05-10 11:52 am  Permalink|
These belong to the genre of tourist art, also called airport art, and, I regret to inform you, are not exactly the finest example of Maori craftsmanship.
Joined: May 03, 2010
|Posted: 2012-05-10 7:28 pm  Permalink|
Meadswood was a company around in the 1960s/1970s and they made touristy tiki carving stuff. If you type in "Meadswood" and "Maori" in Google Images you will see some of their other designs.
The earliest known tiki mug: "Ruru and Weku", designed by Harry Hargreaves of Crown Lynn, New Zealand, 1949.