FEATURES | MUSIC | BOOKS | DRINKS | FORUMS | GAMES | LINKS | ABOUT


advertise on Tiki Central

Celebrating classic and modern Polynesian Pop
  [Edit Profile]  [Edit Preferences]  [Search] [Sign Up]
[Personal Messages]  [Member List]  [Help/FAQ]  [Rules]  [Login]
Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Another what is it post
Another what is it post
sswitkin
Member

Joined: Jun 15, 2012
Posts: 2
Posted: 2012-06-15 12:43 pm   Permalink

Good day all, I'm Steve.
I work in a bar in St. Augustine Florida. The center piece of the bar is this pictured wood carving.

It appears to be of one solid piece of wood about 2.5 - 3 feet tall or so.

It was alleged to have been brought to the bar from Tahiti in the early 50's or so. Some say it's a fertility god, some say it's some kind of death totem or something.

Does anyone have any idea of what this may be? Thanks.




[ This Message was edited by: sswitkin 2012-06-15 12:44 ]


 
View Profile of sswitkin Send a personal message to sswitkin      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Atomic Tiki Punk
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6193
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-06-15 12:45 pm   Permalink

Not Tiki!

 
View Profile of Atomic Tiki Punk Send a personal message to Atomic Tiki Punk      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Phillip Roberts
Tiki Socialite

Joined: Sep 09, 2003
Posts: 1603
From: OAHU/Seattle
Posted: 2012-06-15 2:10 pm   Permalink

Aloha,

Yes, while not Tiki...(It looks more Balinese, Vietnam, Cambodian, or of Indian origin...) that doesn't mean it wasn't imported from one of those places to Tahiti and eventually to where it sits.
_________________
Waikiki Tiki; Art, History, and Photographs.
Available now from
Bess Press Hawaii.

 View Profile of Phillip Roberts Send a personal message to Phillip Roberts  Email Phillip Roberts     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
Trader Tom
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Jan 26, 2006
Posts: 823
From: Hillsboro, OR
Posted: 2012-06-15 3:23 pm   Permalink

Garuda?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda

There is a lot of variation in depictions of Garuda, but this looks like some that I've seen.


 View Profile of Trader Tom Send a personal message to Trader Tom  Email Trader Tom Goto the website of Trader Tom     Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
lucas vigor
Tiki Socialite

Joined: May 12, 2004
Posts: 3985
From: SOCAL
Posted: 2012-06-15 4:17 pm   Permalink

Hi guys, I recommended the poster post here on TC. I knew it was not poly-pop, but I figured if anyone in the world could identify it, it would be tiki central.

 
View Profile of lucas vigor Send a personal message to lucas vigor      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
sswitkin
Member

Joined: Jun 15, 2012
Posts: 2
Posted: 2012-06-15 7:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-06-15 15:23, Trader Tom wrote:
Garuda?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Garuda

There is a lot of variation in depictions of Garuda, but this looks like some that I've seen.



Annnnd, There it is!



Thank you gentlemen. I appreciate you taking your time to share your expertise.


 
View Profile of sswitkin Send a personal message to sswitkin      Edit/Delete This Post Reply with quote
U-Moderate:
  
v1.5

[ About Tiki Central | Contact Tiki Central | Advertise on Tiki Central ]
(c) 2000-2014 Tikiroom.com (tm), Tiki Central (tm)

Credits & copyright infomation