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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki eBay: Tiki - 3 Hand Carved Tiki Figures w/2 Decorative Spear Heads
eBay: Tiki - 3 Hand Carved Tiki Figures w/2 Decorative Spear Heads
AnDru
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
Posts: 10
From: California
Posted: 2004-06-09 3:23 pm   Permalink


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3915728582&sspagename=STRK%3AMESE%3AIT&rd=1

These are ideal for a theatrical or 'concept' atmosphere.
Great site btw.


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Unga Bunga
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Joined: Jun 06, 2003
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Posted: 2004-06-09 3:50 pm   Permalink

Welcome to tiki Central AnDru.

 
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MachTiki
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Joined: Feb 16, 2004
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From: San Diego, CA
Posted: 2004-06-09 4:10 pm   Permalink

Welcome AnDru.

When you get a chance tell us a little bit about yourself in the link below:
http://tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=6&forum=1&904
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Unga Bunga
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Posted: 2004-06-09 4:17 pm   Permalink

Would this be African?

 
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MachTiki
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Posted: 2004-06-09 4:41 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-06-09 16:17, Unga Bunga wrote:
Would this be African?



These do look a bit African. Do you know what Pacific island these are from AnDru?
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Humuhumu
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Joined: Aug 22, 2002
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From: San Francisco
Posted: 2004-06-09 4:48 pm   Permalink

The tikis look Marquesan to me, but I'm no expert. Possibly Rarotongan? The spears don't look like a style I've seen before, but they don't look inconsistent with Polynesian styles, either.

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AnDru
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Joined: Jun 09, 2004
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From: California
Posted: 2004-06-09 7:31 pm   Permalink

Hi All- Wow! Tks for all the great responses. Not African- nor Marquesan - though you are not the first to suggest this.
The origin of these pieces remains a bit of a mystery- in that they were found in the attic of a man who was closing out his business and moving. All he could say was that they had originally been brought back from the Pacific by a former employer of his and they had been left with him. A customer recently suggested they were Tahitian. I have many more and will be adding them to an online store individually and in different sets in the next day or so. I'll be sure to post the information here. Good to meet you everyone.


 
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PolynesianPop
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Corona, Ca
Posted: 2004-06-09 7:46 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2004-06-09 19:31, AnDru wrote:
A customer recently suggested they were Tahitian.



Then they are Marquesan. Historically speaking, Tahiti never had tikis - Tahitians adopted and started carving the Marquesan style because many years ago, tourists who went to the islands wanted to buy tikis for souvenirs and as such, they responded by adopting the Marquesan style as their own.

These are clearly Marquesan influenced in style. Even if they actually are from Tahiti, they're style is still Marquesan.



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AnDru
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Posted: 2004-06-09 7:52 pm   Permalink

))
Many thanks Poly-Pop!


 
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dogbytes
  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-09 8:29 pm   Permalink

the auction closed with no one bidding on it?

will you relist?



 
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AnDru
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From: California
Posted: 2004-06-09 8:44 pm   Permalink

Hi DB,
2 sets were available at a fixed price and both were purchased. I have other sets I'm putting together which will include addititional pieces. I'll let everyone know when they are ready.
tks


 
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dogbytes
  

Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 2242
From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-06-09 9:00 pm   Permalink

well heck..i was trying to quit ebay cold turkey.. then you show up with your tikistuff..

pretty soon, Hanford's gonna have to add a PayPal button to the profiles...


 
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