Monday, September 15, 2008

Recycled Tiki Art

On Saturday I drove to South Auckland to the Polynesian suburb of Otara where there is a big market on Saturday mornings.
I bought this funky recycled tiki at one of the jewellery stalls. There is a lot of paua-shell jewellery for sale, & evidently stocks of this shell are being depleted. Some enterprising person has come up with the idea of using chips of shell left over from the cutting process - they have made a mould, mixed the paua chips with fibreglass & cast the image.
I was also amused to see this flag flying above a stall selling contact lenses!

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