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Origin for this tiki statue?
kylejack
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Posted: 2014-02-23 08:20 am   Permalink

This guy is about 18 inches tall. The bottom of his foot says Copyright 1962. I picked him up in an antique shop in East Texas in 2000 or so. I've also seen some bookends that look almost exactly like him. Anyone know anything?




 
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kylejack
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Posted: 2014-02-23 12:10 pm   Permalink

Oh, this one looks very similar: http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=27046&forum=7&hilite=statue

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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-02-23 12:46 pm   Permalink

Looks like your good old vintage Hawaiian Tourist Tiki
you would have found at the many Island gift shops back in the day.


 
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uncle trav
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From: Kalamazoo
Posted: 2014-02-23 2:45 pm   Permalink

I don't think a hand carved piece for tourist would have a copyright date on it. It looks like a molded piece. What material is it made of?
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Big Kahuna
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From: SoMass
Posted: 2014-02-23 7:29 pm   Permalink

War God, page 239, The Book Of Tiki.

 
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
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From: wakinekona
Posted: 2014-02-23 10:12 pm   Permalink

I have two of these both a little smaller than yours. I think they were made in the Philippines. I've ran across a number of these in the south sound most nicely done and a couple kind of rough. Thought I saw a sticker on one confirming this that I didn't buy but I won't swear to that. But what I can say is that the Polynesia restaurant in Seattle which had the female tikis seen on either side of this entrance at the '62 Seattle worlds fair...



also had in 11/61 your tikis big brother.



I've also bought a few tikis in Hawaii from Tongan carvers and their style has seemed different from these.
(this in reference to Kylejacks' link)

aloha, tikicoma

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Loki-Tiki
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From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2014-02-24 12:06 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-02-23 08:20, kylejack wrote:
This guy is about 18 inches tall. The bottom of his foot says Copyright 1962. I picked him up in an antique shop in East Texas in 2000 or so. I've also seen some bookends that look almost exactly like him. Anyone know anything?


Wait for it...wait for it...


 
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kylejack
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Posted: 2014-02-27 08:49 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-02-23 14:45, uncle trav wrote:
I don't think a hand carved piece for tourist would have a copyright date on it. It looks like a molded piece. What material is it made of?



He's carved wood.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-02-27 2:04 pm   Permalink

Yup a Tourist piece, seen many of them.

 
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