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New Zealand Tiki Salt and Pepper

Joined: Aug 12, 2011
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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!

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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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Joined: May 03, 2010
Posts: 454
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.

The earliest known tiki mug: "Ruru and Weku", designed by Harry Hargreaves of Crown Lynn, New Zealand, 1949.

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