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Or Got Rum?
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Posted: 2014-07-19 2:15 pm   Permalink

Very nice photos from Tepco...Thanks Tattoo. OGR

 
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TikiAno
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Posted: 2014-07-21 9:06 pm   Permalink

Digging this thread, Tattoo, thanks for starting it up! I'm not too familiar with the history of bowls, though I am a fan of them!

 
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Pakalui
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Posted: 2014-07-22 06:08 am   Permalink

Yeah, this is really informative. I've seen some Trader Vic's and Kahiki bowls before, but the variety in the others is stunning. Great thread, thanks for posting!

 
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Phillip Roberts
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Posted: 2014-07-23 8:17 pm   Permalink

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...and there are Maori-made designs too:





Aloha,

fun thread. Although, I think the Maori vessel is called a "feather" or "treasure" box. Used to hold, ornaments not drinks.

Here's some in the British Museum.
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2014-07-23 9:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2014-07-23 20:17, Phillip Roberts wrote:

Aloha,

fun thread. Although, I think the Maori vessel is called a "feather" or "treasure" box. Used to hold, ornaments not drinks.

Here's some in the British Museum.




Thanks for the great link and the info. Very interesting and educational. I must admit some personal embarrassment for not having done more research on true Hawaiian and South Pacific culture. Although thanks to my love for Tiki Pop, I have learned a lot. There's no doubt that the American version of the South Pacific culture is its own! As documented by Sven, there really is this wonderful fictionalized myth created by these bars. To quote the Trader Vic's description of the Tiki Bowl:

"Tiki Bowl - A ceremonial drink among the Polynesians. Served in a cup guarded by Lesser Demons with the symbolic gardenia afloat on the surface."



Is any of this true??? Was there ever such a thing as a Tiki Bowl? What exactly does the "symbolic gardenia" symbolize?


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Sunny&Rummy
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Posted: 2014-07-24 06:35 am   Permalink

Just hazarding a guess that at a loose connection to the communal Kava bowl ceremonies that were and still are an important part of the culture and commmunity of western Oceania that the founding fathers of Poly pop appropriated and ran with.

 
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2014-07-25 10:25 pm   Permalink

Wonderful thread...keep em coming!

 
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