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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki So... would this bust be considered Hawaiian, Polynesian, Tiki....whatever??
So... would this bust be considered Hawaiian, Polynesian, Tiki....whatever??
howlinowl
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Joined: Jul 20, 2008
Posts: 142
From: Port Saint Lucie, FL
Posted: 2014-08-25 10:39 am   Permalink

Saw this in my local Goodwill. Thought about picking it up, but they're asking 10 bucks for it....a bit more than I like to throw away on a "maybe". Looks to be a male figure with some kind of headdress. There is what looks to be a hibiscus flower above the right ear. Any thoughts? No markings on it.







thanks,
howlinowl


 
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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1352
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-08-25 10:48 am   Permalink

It's from Bali.

 
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tikicoma
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Joined: Jan 16, 2010
Posts: 413
From: wakinekona
Posted: 2014-08-25 8:44 pm   Permalink

I don't think it's from Bali, but is a Filipino mahogany carving and what looks like a flower is a tobacco pipe run through the hair.

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Bay Park Buzzy
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Joined: Apr 07, 2006
Posts: 2848
From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2014-08-25 8:55 pm   Permalink

I see those for sale out here all the time. Maybe 1-2 sets for sale a week at the swap meet, all of differing quality and details. Real cheap too...They usually come in pairs, male and female. They all seem to be of Philipines origin.
I'd pass at $10. $20 would be high end to me for a real nice carved set of two. But, those have no appeal to me so I never bought a set. If you really like it, name your price for a set and I'll se what I can do... My goal would be $10 for a set.

I'm sure the Bali dudes are making those too.


Buzzy Out!

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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
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From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2014-08-27 08:41 am   Permalink

I think Bali and the Philippines are both correct. You can do an eBay search for Bali bust and Philippines bust and the same carving comes up.
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