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Tiki bought in Ft. Lauderdale
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Joined: Apr 01, 2002
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From: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2003-07-24 08:34 am   Permalink

Swanky and I bought this little guy at the first and only antique shop we had time for while in Ft. Lauderdale for Hukilau. I think he's beautiful. He was the only tiki in the place other than some great postcards we picked up.

Yee-Haw & Aloha,

The World of Tiki Kiliki

[ This Message was edited by: tiki_kiliki on 2003-07-24 08:35 ]

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Suburban Hipster
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Joined: Aug 12, 2002
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From: Rockville, Maryland
Posted: 2003-07-24 09:15 am   Permalink

Nice find. It looks to be a great companion piece to the tiki brought back for you from Bora Bora.

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Joined: May 02, 2003
Posts: 489
From: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Posted: 2003-07-24 7:52 pm   Permalink

Amazing! I've been living here (in Ft Lauderdale) for 5 years and have searched every antique, goodwill, ect... in the whole area. Found a freshly made Mai Kai mug once for 2 bucks more than the Mai Kai down the street sells them for about 2 years ago. 'Bout it. Must be a talent (that I don't have). Back to #%^&*& ebay I go.

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Basement Kahuna
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Joined: Oct 14, 2002
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2003-07-24 9:40 pm   Permalink

Nice Cook Islander, Christy!

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Jungle Trader
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Joined: Jan 04, 2003
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2003-07-24 10:35 pm   Permalink

Double WOW! Another nice score.

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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 11594
From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2003-07-25 2:11 pm   Permalink


On 2003-07-24 21:40, Basement Kahuna wrote:
Nice Cook Islander, Christy!

Not quite, BK, it's a tourist carving from the Marquesas, in classic Marquesan style.

Might have been bought in Tahiti, since most Tikis you see there are Marquesan style, because the ancient Tahitians did not have a noteworthy carving tradition of their own. In the 20th century a lot of Marquesan carvers moved to Tahiti because of the tourist trade.

Funny thing is that the Marquesans don't really want to be part of French Tahiti, but their rich artistic tradition provides most of the Tiki AND Tatoo imagery there.

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