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Post #371011 by bigbrotiki on Wed, Apr 2, 2008 1:07 PM

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Here is some visual material to show how that liquor bottle was influential in Tikidom:

Here it is as a woodcarving by influential Tiki veteran Milan Guanko, amongst his other work

And Paul Marshal Products produced an altered version...

... which led to this lawn statue (here on my front porch):

It also was used as a lamp base (can anyone post that here?)
But the most Tiki-like use of the design was this:

This Tiki Motel stood in Vernal, Utah, on 311 East Main (500 feet from the State Dinosaur Museum!)

It has been theorized that this design was based on a Moai, but I am leaning more towards the Fang mask concept, as seen in Tiki Modern on pages 36, 37, 38 and 39