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Yard sale tiki, any thoughts on origin?
Greg_D_R
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Posted: 2013-08-10 06:42 am   Permalink

The wife brought this one home for $5. A very common style, but this one is hardwood, and the level of carving seems to be much higher than the norm. Any guesses as to age, origin?







 
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Thortiki
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From: Maryland (Land of Pleasant Tiki Living)
Posted: 2013-08-10 08:42 am   Permalink

NICE score @ $5.00! To me it looks 60's/70's, w/cut above carving!
Thortiki


 
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Greg_D_R
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Posted: 2013-08-10 09:05 am   Permalink

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On 2013-08-10 08:42, Thortiki wrote:
NICE score @ $5.00! To me it looks 60's/70's, w/cut above carving!
Thortiki



Yeah, she's a good 'un. The wife, that is. I'm surprised to see no markings of any kind, because this wasn't cheap, no matter when it was done. I can't decide if the grooves on the back are from some kind of rotary tool like a die grinder, or if they are saw marks where the lumber was rough cut.


 
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Thortiki
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Posted: 2013-08-10 09:44 am   Permalink

Looking further at the back looks like an outline for a project is being shown. Interesting? Thortiki
PS Would look GREAT either hanging or freestanding!


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2013-08-10 10:48 am   Permalink

Those are chainsaw marks. It's a common Tongan styled Hawaiian tourist souvenir carving.

They come from places like this:

Tongan Carver at the Craft Fair down on Front Street in Kehei.


Buzzy Out!
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Greg_D_R
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Posted: 2013-08-10 12:40 pm   Permalink

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On 2013-08-10 10:48, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
Those are chainsaw marks. It's a common Tongan styled Hawaiian tourist souvenir carving.

They come from places like this:

Tongan Carver at the Craft Fair down on Front Street in Kehei.


Buzzy Out!




Thanks Buzzy! I was leaning toward the Tongan/Hawaiian angle. They tend to have good detail like this. Glad to see it turn up in flyover country.


 
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