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New Zealand Tiki Salt and Pepper
TIKIMA
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Joined: Aug 12, 2011
Posts: 9
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.

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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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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.

 
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Club Nouméa
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Joined: May 03, 2010
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From: Wanganui
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.
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