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Dagg
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From: Van Isle BC CA
Posted: 2013-03-18 12:15 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-02-23 12:13, Dagg wrote:
African?
about 18" tall and pretty light.



Mahalo for any help
D




so no Idea's on this one?
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-03-18 1:05 pm   Permalink

All I can say is it is not Tiki
it does have the attributes of other "Pygmy" carvings I have seen.
The origins are Africa & Asia.


 
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Dagg
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Posted: 2013-03-18 1:13 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-03-18 13:05, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
All I can say is it is not Tiki
it does have the attributes of other "Pygmy" carvings I have seen.
The origins are Africa & Asia.



Thank you for the reply


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Alii Tiki
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From: Kona, Hawaii & Palm Springs, California
Posted: 2013-04-10 7:51 pm   Permalink

I just picked this up from eBay, the seller said his Mother picked it up over 40 years ago in New Guinea but had no other information to share.
Anyone have a clue as to the possible origins of this piece?
Asides from the obvious information that I've already stated here of course.








 
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Heath
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Joined: Dec 31, 2005
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From: Suburban San Diego (The Drawer)
Posted: 2013-04-26 4:53 pm   Permalink

So I'm guessing there's still no explanation on the use of these?

Quote:

On 2012-11-05 23:21, Dagg wrote:
Quote:

On 2008-10-24 19:57, Tiki Shaker wrote:



Does anyone know what that thing in the middle is????
The giant ladle thing...


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On 2011-12-12 10:36, Pittsburgh pauly wrote:
Large Kava ladle? Carving matches the standard oversize fork and spoon sets, paint by numbers, framed piece, TV LV wahine mug, moai mug, bamboo Hawaii trays, S&P sets, cannibal highball and shot, Hawaii figures on a boat.



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On 2007-07-18 19:49, Psycho Tiki D wrote:
Anyone know anything about these?



PTD



 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-04-27 12:29 am   Permalink

Philippine tourist carvings with no base in Polynesian culture, but based on Philippine tradition:

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20065/lot/244/

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-04-27 12:39 am   Permalink





 
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tikicoma
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2013-04-27 02:27 am   Permalink

I've always thought that the "giant ladle thing" was made in the Philippines. I've seen a few around here and the local Air Force base has a lot of flights that go through the Philippines making it likely that it's so. But, to confuse things, I remembered this...



I thought the Fiji doll may have been the one in his right hand but they did make it plural, it wouldn't be the first mistake I've seen in a newspaper though.

aloha, tikicoma


 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-04-28 12:40 am   Permalink

Well, he might have bought that ladle on Fiji - but that don't mean it was CARVED there

As exemplified by the Philippine Handicraft store at the Seattle Worlds Fair...



(not to be mixed up with the Philippine Pavilion at the Fair)


...by the 60s, Philippine Handicraft Industries had the tourist souvenir market in the Pacific islands supplied with all kinds of native art, carved in Ku or Moai or other forms, depending on the island.


The most ubiquitous were the giant fork and spoon carvings, and on the left we can glimpse those ladles, too.


In Tikidom, the "female" Ku carving (also known as "Surfing God") was used often, for example at The Polynesia in Seattle, or at Trader Vic's in S.F.




It even became a mug at the Japanese Tiki Tiki restaurants

And then there were those head hunter statues:








 
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Hale Tiki
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Posted: 2013-04-30 06:56 am   Permalink

I've seen the woman's head on that ladle in thrift stores as a mug. It definitely had a "Made in the Philippines" sticker on it.

 
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thefuzz
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From: Mukilteo, WA
Posted: 2013-05-15 8:54 pm   Permalink

I can't place this. What is it?





 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Posted: 2013-05-15 9:14 pm   Permalink

Fertility God, looks African.

 
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SandraDee
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Posted: 2013-05-15 10:26 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-05-15 20:54, thefuzz wrote:
I can't place this. What is it?







Ya know I may be coming off as an annoying know-it-all but that looks African. You know..like a fertility god. Not sure though..I talk a lot and think I know everything so I could be off this. But then again...yeah an African fertility God sounds about right. And I think I'm always right.

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thefuzz
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Posted: 2013-05-15 11:30 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-05-15 22:26, SandraDee wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-05-15 20:54, thefuzz wrote:
I can't place this. What is it?







Ya know I may be coming off as an annoying know-it-all but that looks African. You know..like a fertility god. Not sure though..I talk a lot and think I know everything so I could be off this. But then again...yeah an African fertility God sounds about right. And I think I'm always right.

[ This Message was edited by: SandraDee 2013-05-15 22:28 ]



I was thinking the same thing... I think you are right too.

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-05-16 01:01 am   Permalink

This is what you get when you try to help people?

 
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