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cincitikitiki
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Joined: Jan 28, 2014
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Posted: 2014-01-28 7:06 pm   Permalink

This is the front door to a house I bought in April. Been searching the internet for info on this style and finally found this site. Tiki or no tiki? House was built in 1969 by a doctor who had spent time in Japan after WWII.



 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-01-28 7:38 pm   Permalink

It looks Malaysian or Indonesian in origin.

 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 989
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-01-29 06:38 am   Permalink


Very cool door! I can't help you with ideas on the style, but I am curious to know what its made of. Looks like aged bronze, and doesn't show any signs of aging, it just looks great.

I'll also be looking for responses from others on what that style is. I've seen stuff similar to it here-and-there in various cities, on other works of art, maybe even on stuff in some museums.


 
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cincitikitiki
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Posted: 2014-01-31 6:58 pm   Permalink

Thanks. Sorry to disappoint, Ace. It's just some sort of painted (brown) resin as best I can tell. The door itself is about 3.5" thick. The carved design makes up about 3/4" of that. Here are more pics. Note the peep hole and door "knobs". The knobs are really just pulls. They do not latch. Only the small lock keeps the door closed.





 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-02-01 06:39 am   Permalink

Not a disappointment at all, cincitikitiki! I appreciate the extra info, its very interesting. Makes me wonder if only a small number of carvings were done, then molds were made, and then replicated and assembled into the much larger doors.

I'm sure this is good food for thought for some artists here on TC. It could inspire some future work(s).


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 478
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2014-02-01 10:25 am   Permalink

These doors are very cool! Tiki or not. I would be proud to sport those doors at my home .
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VampiressRN
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Joined: Nov 23, 2006
Posts: 5716
From: Sun City Lincoln Hills (NorCal)
Posted: 2014-02-03 8:36 pm   Permalink

I agree those doors make quite a statement in your entryway. Obviously substantial in build and awesome in design. Very nice, thanks for sharing them.

 
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danlovestikis
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Joined: Jun 17, 2002
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Posted: 2014-02-03 9:11 pm   Permalink

Beautiful doors, Wendy

 
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