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-Ahem!- Swanky, ladies and gentlemen has just pulled a Coup.
suicide_sam
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From: LBC
Posted: 2003-07-23 6:19 pm   Permalink

Now you have to rip the top of your car and sports world biggest dashboard tiki, ahh yeah, now that would be cool.

 
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Swanky
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Joined: Apr 03, 2002
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-04-02 7:58 pm   Permalink

Okay, many of you may recall this guy and have seen other pictures of him. Friday, I was searching the web for images of New Guinea Men's Houses or Haus Tambaran and I found this site:

It's in Polish

If you scroll down a bit you hit the frak out. There is my Oratory Table! I have studied the poor image and looking at the feet, I feel very certain this is my piece. I have emailed the man and hope he can send me more pictures. Too weird...



If anyone can tell me what the Polish says, I'd appreciate it!

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Kono
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From: Orlando
Posted: 2005-04-03 5:34 pm   Permalink

Looks like the same one to me. I've loved that piece ever since I first saw it.

You should incorporate him into your Headhunter Lounge logo. I know he's a bit friendly looking but PNG is/was headhunter territory and I think it would really be memorable for patrons to see the figure in the logo larger than life when they visit the bar.
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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-04-03 5:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2005-04-03 17:34, Kono wrote:
Looks like the same one to me. I've loved that piece ever since I first saw it.

You should incorporate him into your Headhunter Lounge logo. I know he's a bit friendly looking but PNG is/was headhunter territory and I think it would really be memorable for patrons to see the figure in the logo larger than life when they visit the bar.



That's a great idea!
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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2005-04-07 10:14 am   Permalink

Tim, congrats to that beaute! An oratory chair/table would still be something I would love to ad to my otherwise overflowing collection.

I was interested in them since I saw that Barney West used to carve them, on page 246 of the BOT he is sitting in one that he did in Hawaiian Ku (!?) style (..or, to be seen even BIGGER on page 160 of "Tiki Style", same in Old Navy Tiki style). The Tiki's arms stretch back to form the arm rest.

In a brochure from his "Tiki Junction" he has several cool and more authentic New Guinea style examples. What struck me is that to this day I have NEVER encountered any in the field, be it in a Polynesian restaurant or in any home lounges.

Maybe the price of 300.- bucks was too high back then, and he only made a few. Gotta ask O.A. about it.

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Swanky
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From: Hapa Haole Hideaway, TN
Posted: 2005-04-07 10:25 am   Permalink

The real ones range in size from maybe 3 feet tall, to the 7 footer I have. It depends on what village they come from. Each has it's own traditions.

The one we got for Hale Tiki was about 5 feet and I think the asking price was about $3-400. He said there was a bar somewhere in the islands that used them as bar stools.
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