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Tiki Ti ASHTRAY release party SAT 27TH 4:00 PM
bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11268
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-07-18 9:54 pm   Permalink

As the SouCal Tiki summer is heating up (as Marketplace and Tonga Hut happening on the same weekend demonstrate) I feel the need to get the word out about this so that the busy LA Tikiphile can pencil it into their calendar:

SMOKING KILLS! ..the sticker says. ...So do a lot of other things, and I say: SMOKING IS FUN!

ESPECIALLY with the new Tiki Ti ashtray, designed by yours truly



Holds TWO cigars (ends) and FOUR cigarettes (sides). And if you are a fervent anti-smoke crusader, do not fret:
I provided a hole in the back so you can hang it up...



....on the wall like an object of primitive art.



The piece is inspired by Papua New Guinea Gope boards...



...and Eharo masks:



...whose traditional use is described thus:

"...masks called eharo, such as that seen here, were created primarily for amusement, described as maea morava eharu (things of gladness)...
.....Eharo masks were made and worn by men from neighboring villages at the request of the village hosting the ceremony. As they entered the host village, the resident women pelted them with shredded coconut to neutralize their seductive powers, which might otherwise prove irresistible. The eharo then danced, surrounded by women from their home villages. A lighthearted atmosphere prevailed and eharo performances were often boisterous and bawdy."



[ This Message was edited by: bigbrotiki 2013-07-19 02:53 ]


 
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TikiTacky
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Joined: Nov 23, 2010
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Posted: 2013-07-18 10:16 pm   Permalink

Very cool! Makes me wish I smoked. OK, not really, but it makes me wish I had a use for it.

 
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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2013-07-18 10:16 pm   Permalink

Nice design Sven, congrats!

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2013-07-19 12:15 am   Permalink

I'd hang that on my wall.....

 
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1225
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-07-19 7:11 pm   Permalink

Very cool, a great and unique idea!

I will have to have one...


 
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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
Posts: 5824
From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2013-07-20 09:27 am   Permalink

This poker game could use a proper ash tray.
Success!



Photo compliments of Slacks Ferret (until he takes me to court)


 
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Slacks Ferret
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Joined: Oct 02, 2003
Posts: 1272
From: Calgary
Posted: 2013-07-21 07:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-20 09:27, Unga Bunga wrote:
This poker game could use a proper ash tray.
Success!



Photo compliments of Slacks Ferret (until he takes me to court)



If you've sparked new interest in my print (still available for sale!), then I won't take you to court Unga Bunga.

But seriously, that's a damn cool ashtray! And it makes sense that it's from the Tiki Ti, since they still allow smoking there. I would love to hang one on my wall.


 
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tobunga
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Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 1062
Posted: 2013-07-24 10:27 pm   Permalink

Wow! Very Cool Sven!

Two questions:

How much does it cost & how much rum do you think it will hold? (I'm too busy being a rummy to have time for smoking!)
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nui 'umi 'umi
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Joined: Feb 21, 2011
Posts: 1191
From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2013-07-25 12:17 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-18 21:54, bigbrotiki wrote:
.
.....Eharo masks were made and worn by men from neighboring villages at the request of the village hosting the ceremony. As they entered the host village, the resident women pelted them with shredded coconut to neutralize their seductive powers, which might otherwise prove irresistible. The eharo then danced, surrounded by women from their home villages. A lighthearted atmosphere prevailed and eharo performances were often boisterous and bawdy."



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Great looking piece Sven.Now there's another "thing" I gotta have.
I'll try not to derail this thread too much butI will put it back on track when I wrap up this reply.
The late afternoon sun can be brutal on the upper back and neck when having a Mai Tai at my outdoor bar. I added an "awning" last year which can be opened and closed and is held up "Hawaiian style" by two bamboo sticks. The painting/drawing I chose to add interest to an otherwise boring 8'x 4' sheet of plywood was that Eharo mask that inspired you. I was not aware of the Eharo's raison d'etre but your dicription brought a smile to my face. I also threw my entire stock of shredded coconut away!
To get back on track-I will be at the Tiki Ti on Saturday, 27 July for the Sven Kirsten designed ashtray release party.
Mahalo
Btw, will you be signing em?



 
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Sweet Daddy Tiki
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Joined: Jul 20, 2003
Posts: 1072
From: Edmonton
Posted: 2013-07-25 10:20 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-07-20 09:27, Unga Bunga wrote:






You forgot some stuff:



 
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11268
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2013-07-25 5:53 pm   Permalink

Yaaah - SMOKIN' !!!

I will be there from 4:00 o'clock on to sign them babies, at the table in the corner on the right when you come in. I just found out they can be had for a measly 25.00 bucks! It might get a little crowded...

Here are some "display suggestions" for your artifact:


The Classic - Sitting on your Witco armchair, with a fine cigar and a good rum


The Gallery - Gracing your wall with your collection of primitive art


The Royal - As the new Tiki Ti Crest


In the Jungle - The Tribal Totem


The Vessel - Legends of Polynesian Navigation
(Do not use in bathtub)

So, as everyone can see, one does not have to a smoker to appreciate this piece


 
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Pomaika i
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Joined: Jun 24, 2003
Posts: 209
From: Orlando, FL
Posted: 2013-07-25 6:05 pm   Permalink

Will these be available online? I need one for the tropical patio. Much more attractive than the random Tommy Bahama ashtray we have now! I super love that it is designed for cigars. My hubby loves to relax on the weekends with a tropical beverage and a cigar.

 
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tikijackskeleton
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Joined: Dec 30, 2012
Posts: 59
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2013-07-25 7:05 pm   Permalink

Hit me up, Pomaika. I don't mind picking up an extra, as I was planning on hitting up Tiki Ti fairly soon after opening.

Besides, having a Floridan to help out with my own tiki searches would be nice down the line.



 
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1225
From: San Diego
Posted: 2013-07-25 7:09 pm   Permalink

That is nice of you TJS! Hopefully my brother will grab me one. I might not be able to make it up there anytime soon.

 
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Miss Hell
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Joined: Feb 02, 2012
Posts: 72
Posted: 2013-07-26 10:28 am   Permalink

We were just in LA last Sunday, but this might be worth a trip back up there to pick up. Hummm...

 
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