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Which tiki god is this?
Tele295
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From: RinKonTiki, CA
Posted: 2013-12-23 08:08 am   Permalink

Here's a picture of a newer Elliot Easton Gretsch. I've seen a depiction of this tiki god before, but I don't know who it is. I don't think it's Ku, and it doesn't have the tall headress like Lono. Any thoughts?



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christiki295
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From: LA-2547 mls east Hawaii &5500 Easter Is
Posted: 2013-12-23 08:16 am   Permalink

JTiki gave an excellent explanation, summarized as Lono has the exaggerated headpiece.
http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=2279&forum=1&start=15&hilite=lono

Amybean provided this instructive diagram:


In my opinion, you have the Tiki god Ku.


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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-12-23 4:50 pm   Permalink

It is the god of the House Industries Tiki Dingbats



http://www.houseind.com/fonts/tikitype/illustrations

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kkocka
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Posted: 2013-12-23 5:22 pm   Permalink

Funny, I just saw one on a Gibson Firebird VII today.

 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2013-12-23 5:29 pm   Permalink

now how about THIS Tiki? :



 
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christiki295
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Posted: 2013-12-23 5:48 pm   Permalink

The Gods would be amused.

 
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aquarj
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Posted: 2013-12-23 10:16 pm   Permalink

As bigbro sez, that's a House Industries tiki clipart image. And like 5 other "dingbats" in that set, that image was based on a Coco Joe souvenir (2nd from right)...

Quote:
On 2009-11-03 11:46, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:




That's one of the many images posted by Bay Park Buzzy when he started a thorough catalog of Coco Joe (and related) tikis, on
this post of the Coco Joe thread. Coco Joe calls that tiki a Ku, but they weren't necessarily always worried about authenticity.

-Randy


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Swamp Fire
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Posted: 2013-12-27 11:23 am   Permalink


Art I did for the last Tiki Magazine. The tip of the iceberg as far as idols go.

Educate and decorate at the same time.



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Jürka
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From: Estland
Posted: 2014-07-14 6:09 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-27 11:23, Swamp Fire wrote:

Art I did for the last Tiki Magazine. The tip of the iceberg as far as idols go.

Educate and decorate at the same time.






It would be super if you could post the bigger-size version of it... I'd like to read it also...

What about the House Industries tiki on the very first one from upper left? Is it Maori's or Samoa's or really just House Industries own? There's a mug and many wooden carvings of it, so I guess it's something more... It's very hard to find any information about Samoa's and Maori's tikis (other than Hei-Tiki)...


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Posted: 2014-07-27 11:04 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2013-12-23 17:29, bigbrotiki wrote:
now how about THIS Tiki? :






Hey!! Did Fender rip off Shawn Dickinson? I wonder if he knows? But I don't want to jump the gun. Maybe there was a deal made or something.
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El Jefe
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Posted: 2014-07-28 12:30 am   Permalink

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On 2014-07-27 23:04, forgotten tikiman wrote:
Quote:

On 2013-12-23 17:29, bigbrotiki wrote:
now how about THIS Tiki? :






Hey!! Did Fender rip off Shawn Dickinson? I wonder if he knows? But I don't want to jump the gun. Maybe there was a deal made or something.




While not the same shirt it appears that he has a relationship with Fender.

http://shawn-dickinson.blogspot.com/2013/10/new-glowing-fender-shirts.html

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forgotten tikiman
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Posted: 2014-07-28 8:59 pm   Permalink

Got it! I was actually talking to Shawn this morning and he said it is legit.

 
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