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Weird mug identification
Iolani
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Joined: Sep 30, 2003
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Posted: 2004-04-06 1:17 pm   Permalink

Here's a pair of weird ones I saw on EBay:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29460&item=3905867471&rd=1#ebayphotohosting

Image here: http://www.auctionpix.co.uk/users/vyb502964.jpg

Anybody know anything about these? They kind of remind me of Beetlejuice from the Howard Stern show.

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Tikiwahine
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Joined: Apr 09, 2003
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-04-06 1:45 pm   Permalink

I believe they are supposed to represent First Nations totems, rather than tikis. They come in s & p shakers as well, and are very easy to find in the Canadian antique shops and flea markets.
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tikifish
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-04-06 2:31 pm   Permalink

Oh yeah, I see those all the time. There is a matching teapot, cups, the whole shebang. I can't spit without hitting one!



 
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Tikiwahine
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Posted: 2004-04-06 3:24 pm   Permalink

haha, I can really picture that one tikifish.
*spitooooey*

Here in Victoria we have SO many souvenir shops full of totem pole carvings and stuff made out of an equivalent to hapa wood. So close...yet so far. I wish I could trade it for poly pop stuff!
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Raffertiki
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Joined: Oct 31, 2003
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From: L.I.
Posted: 2004-04-06 4:56 pm   Permalink

It's a shame they don't each sport a gold tooth.

 
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CowboyMike
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Joined: Mar 06, 2004
Posts: 17
From: Montreal
Posted: 2004-04-06 5:30 pm   Permalink

I have one of these guys (makes sense since I'm in Canada) and I've seen a couple variations with handles and things. He looks good with my other mugs.

But here's the odd thing: I've seen this same mug painted all one colour on eBay as homemade mugs. Perhaps the mold has been working doubletime.


 
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Iolani
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Posted: 2004-04-07 12:40 pm   Permalink

Thanks to all for the info. I guess I'm not surprised to learn that they are supposed to be NW North American masks - don't quite do that carving and painting tradition justice, though they do make me chuckle a bit. A teapot might be cool.

 
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tikifish
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From: Toronto,Canada
Posted: 2004-04-08 08:19 am   Permalink

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=1238&item=3715683052&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW

It's yours for 6.95, thanks to the magic of Ebay!


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Tikiwahine
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From: Victoria, BC
Posted: 2004-04-13 12:16 pm   Permalink

more on e-bay! creamer, sugar bowl and cup.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=13755&item=3907125410&rd=1

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