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Tiki Central Forums Collecting Tiki Got Wood ~ Fiji Carving (NC-17)
Got Wood ~ Fiji Carving (NC-17)
dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-07-15 11:22 am   Permalink

My father-in-law says this carving was a souvenir from Fiji. Its missing a spear, and isn't the most detailed woodwork ~ but there is definitely wood in photo #2!



This should make Colin Farrel envious..


and again I ask.. but is it tiki?


 
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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: 2004-07-15 7:42 pm   Permalink

Cool, even if it's not tiki. It relates to Fiji, so it's a cultural piece worth keeping. Any initials or dates? If you don't want it............
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dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-07-17 12:32 am   Permalink

my in-laws received this from a friend returning from his fijian honeymoon ~ 18+ yrs ago. they've never liked this carving, and its been sitting in the garage for ages. but thankfully my father-in-law saw my BoT, and realized, someone would finally appreciate this!
there are no markings at all..
i might make him a little tapa loincloth


 
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Jungle Trader
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From: Trader's Jungle Outpost, Turlock, Ca.
Posted: 2004-07-17 09:28 am   Permalink

What's the backside look like?

 
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dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-07-17 12:10 pm   Permalink

endulging your fetish for tiki bottoms

i should send him to Benzart for some cosmetic carving... maybe he could add some body to this flat-butt boy.


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-17 12:44 pm   Permalink

Well I think he sure could use some, but I think the idea was to get a good look front Or back.
By the way I think he needs a Big tapa cloth, a small one would do no good.
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Jungle Trader
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Posted: 2004-07-17 12:47 pm   Permalink

Yeah, he's got a truckers butt.

 
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dogbytes
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Posted: 2004-07-17 9:42 pm   Permalink

i think im going to name this tiki "Al" as in Al Sharpton ~ he's got his hair!


elicia


 
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Benzart
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From: Port Saint Lucie, Florida
Posted: 2004-07-17 10:24 pm   Permalink

Dogbytes How did your parents like your new tiki stuff??

 
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dogbytes
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From: seattle, wa
Posted: 2004-07-17 11:40 pm   Permalink

they were rightly impressed with The Moai! and the "but is it tiki" stuff dad brought fits in wonderfully in the room. they also toted 2 large bowls, 2 small bowls, 4 surfer girl mugs, and 12 coconut mugs ~ all from Orchids, minty fresh (3 coconuts broke, dad did not heed my words about bubble wrap and its proper usage).. they quickly saw all the stuff they've bought for me (odd coconut monkey, bali mask, bali-ish pole)

argh. just met friends of my parents who live here in seattle. Mrs. Wong (now 74 yrs old) worked at Trader Vic's for 5 years (and NO she doesnt have any swag..i politely inquired..) again, it was a matter of "TV is a job" and they didnt see why they'd keep any stuff.

elicia


 
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PEDDRO
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Joined: Feb 29, 2004
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From: Coburg VIC, AUSTRALIA
Posted: 2004-07-19 10:38 pm   Permalink

I got one of those carvings back in 1985 when I was "dragged" to Fiji by my folks....so that'd make mine 19 years old. I still remember the guy carving FIJI into the front of it, just some dude at an open air market in Nadi. I was a little pissed at my dad 'cos we bought 2 and he gave the BETTER one away to his boss (what a suck!!)Also did a little outrigger boat with my name carved into the bow.

 
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