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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-07-04 03:15 am   Permalink

Very cool coconut carving concept, indeed!

 
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danlovestikis
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Posted: 2016-07-17 8:17 pm   Permalink


This thread sure deserves to be on the Cool and Current list. Thank you guys for a super view and read. Wendy
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Psycho Tiki D
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Posted: 2016-09-05 09:09 am   Permalink

Here is one I have- never seen. Some kind of Maori style ceramic lamp-




 
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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-09-05 3:44 pm   Permalink

Looks more like Haida or other North-American Indian ?





 
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Psycho Tiki D
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From: The river Styx, can you pay the toll?
Posted: 2016-09-05 6:14 pm   Permalink

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On 2016-09-05 15:44, bigbrotiki wrote:
Looks more like Haida or other North-American Indian ?







Not sure either, but the Rapa Nui Birdmen on either side of the "Tiki" led me to believe it was some sort of Polynesian likeness?

Thanks,

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bigbrotiki
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Posted: 2016-09-05 6:21 pm   Permalink

With the way American designers took their liberties with Tiki style, it is not impossible that one decided to mix mainland and island primitive art


 
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2016-10-14 8:24 pm   Permalink

I got one of the Johnny Quong's table lamps today:



Buzzy Out!
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2016-10-17 10:59 am   Permalink

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On 2016-10-14 20:24, Bay Park Buzzy wrote:
I got one of the Johnny Quong's table lamps today:



Buzzy Out!




What a find!!! Congrats.


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8FT Tiki
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Posted: 2016-10-17 5:42 pm   Permalink

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On 2015-04-23 12:38, Tattoo wrote:
And of most interest is this lamp in the corner which is the same lamp as 8'Tiki has.


Courtesy of the Oceanic Arts Archives

Below it is a little sign that states the lamp is from Johnny Quong’s in Salt Lake City. How cool is that! Hopefully someone can dig up a picture form Johnny Quong’s with that lamp in it.


Johhny Quong's Tiki Table lamp from the collection of 8' Tiki



Hey Tattoo, This new find by Buzzy seems to resemble the Johnny Quong example from the OA collection more closely than the one I have. Compare the photos here and you will see differences such as the color of the wood, height of the base, width of the head, placement of the hands, the bridge of the nose is way different, pointed chin and other carving details. Which only adds to the mystery of their origins. These variations could be due to the fact that they are carved not molded or that they are from different production batches where wood supplies and carving methods changed. Were these hand carved or machine carved? I like the idea that my lamp was used at J.Q.'s but perhaps it was from another restaurant that used the same style lamp.


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ukutiki
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Posted: 2016-11-05 5:50 pm   Permalink

Saw this lamp today and was wondering if anyone is familiar with it. The base of the lamp is a large ceramic Kundu drum in the style of Papua New Guinea. The overall height of the lamp including the shade (which I believe to be original) is about 4 feet. There are no markings to identify it.

Thanks for your comments.





 
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Tattoo
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Posted: 2016-11-05 9:21 pm   Permalink

Coooooooool lamp. No idea about it's history.

 
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Feelin' Zombified
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Posted: 2017-02-19 1:01 pm   Permalink

Found these from the Mauna Loa last fall at an estate sale. I've had one without a shade for years, but these are in perfect shape




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uncle trav
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Posted: 2017-02-19 2:28 pm   Permalink

Killer Mauna Loa lamps!!

 
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hang10tiki
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Posted: 2017-02-19 3:20 pm   Permalink

Great page

 
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