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-Ahem!- Swanky, ladies and gentlemen has just pulled a Coup.
Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2003-07-22 12:43 pm   Permalink

A coup that must be seen to be believed.

 
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-07-22 12:49 pm   Permalink





He's 7 1/2 feet tall. A New Guinea Oratory Stool. The spirit sits in the stool and the witness or speaker stands near it or touching it while speaking as the spirit bears witness, striking them dead if they should lie. Guessed age, 40 years. width, 23 inches. Shell and crocodile tooth insets.

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jtiki
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Posted: 2003-07-22 12:51 pm   Permalink

I assume he bought it, he didn't carve it. So the coup would be, "how much?" and where did he find it.

 
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twowheelin'tiki
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Posted: 2003-07-22 1:25 pm   Permalink

was that stool ,or tool?

 
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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2003-07-22 2:47 pm   Permalink

Man, I'd hate to stumble into that tiki while going to the fridge for a midnight snack. How completely cool and freakish. Great score Swanky!

 
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Swanky
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Posted: 2003-07-22 2:59 pm   Permalink

I got it in Indiana. I won't quote a price, just say I think I got a good deal. I won't be buying much else for a while though!
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scigirl
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Posted: 2003-07-22 3:43 pm   Permalink

Now I know what happened to my 7th grade Social Studies teacher... Great score Swanky!
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Traderpup
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Posted: 2003-07-22 4:36 pm   Permalink

uh, oh! I think this Tiki is gonna give Bong some serious penis envy!!

Nice score, Swanky! I've gotten some items from the same Indiana source, and am very happy!



 
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Basement Kahuna
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Posted: 2003-07-23 12:13 am   Permalink

Moi aussi. Just bought an item the other day. But small and flaccid compared to this mighty tiki. Very much like the giants in the Mai Kai!

 
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Kailuageoff
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Posted: 2003-07-23 2:45 pm   Permalink

Notice any resemblance? This is from the Mai-Kai's home page.


 
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vegastikidude
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From: Las Vegas, NV
Posted: 2003-07-23 3:37 pm   Permalink

Is this thing considered "Anatomically Correct?"

 
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GECKO
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From: South Sea Arts Honolulu
Posted: 2003-07-23 4:33 pm   Permalink

now dats wun ONO carving!! I have to sey dats wun envious peice fo da peopo who like da New Guinea style!!

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2003-07-23 4:47 pm   Permalink

The Mai Kai is what has inspired me to get this and to look at more native carvings and artifacts.

Hala Kahiki is awesome, but it's 1960's Americana and it has that tiki cheesey side to it. Most of all the tiki bars are that way. And we revel in that Americanized Polynesia.

But the Mai Kai is full of the islands' authentic articles. The real islands. That's more of a beachcomber/travelers style. Instead of the flotsom and the carvings of inspired Americans, I wanted to get some real islands stuff in Shangri-La.

I plan to buy a lot more. I get to go pick this guy up this weekend and see what is likely a warehouse full. Maybe I'll bring more back with me! Save some shipping.
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Swanky
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Posted: 2003-07-23 4:49 pm   Permalink

This is a creator figure. Ahem.
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2003-07-23 5:37 pm   Permalink

Yeah Swanky, I was describing one of Gecko's panel carvings of the God of Fertility to a guest at my party a couple weeks ago and as I was pointing to it I explained that the penis was a standard part of these types of carvings. He looks at his wife and says "Hey honey look at the penis" She blurts out, "Does it work?" and walks around to get a better view. I'm thinkin' HOLY MOLY I'm going to have a problem here. Jeez peepo, these things are pretty standard for primitive cultures, no reason to get excited. Easy does it girls. (They were both non TCer's btw)

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