Accoutrements Bela Mug

Accoutrements Bela mug

This 16-ounced glazed, ceramic Tiki mug, known as Bela, is an exclusive design of Accoutrements. Imprinted on the bottom of the mug is “© 2004 Accoutrements”, and “China”

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Big Mouth Big Kahuna Mug

Accoutrements Big Mouth Big Kahuna mug

This glazed ceramic Tiki mug, known as the Big Mouth Big Kahuna, came as a part of a set of four different mugs sold by Accoutrements. On the bottom of the mug is imprinted “Accoutrements © 2002″ and “China”.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Big Mouth Big Kaumaha Mug

Accoutrements Big Mouth Big Kaumaha mug

This glazed ceramic Tiki mug, known as the Big Mouth Big Kaumaha, came as a part of a set of four different mugs sold by Accoutrements. On the bottom of the mug is imprinted “Accoutrements © 2002″ and “China”.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Big Mouth Likki Tiki Mug

Accoutrements Big Mouth Likki Tiki

This glazed ceramic Tiki mug, known as the Big Mouth Likki Tiki, came as a part of a set of four different mugs sold by Accoutrements. On the bottom of the mug is imprinted “Accoutrements © 2002″ and “China”.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Big Mouth Monkey God Mug

Accoutrements Big Mouth Monkey God mug

This glazed ceramic Tiki mug, known as the Big Mouth Monkey God, came as a part of a set of four different mugs sold by Accoutrements. On the bottom of the mug is imprinted “Accoutrements © 2002″ and “China”.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Carlos Mug

Accoutrements Carlos mug

This black, 16-ounced glazed, ceramic Tiki mug, known as Carlos, is an exclusive design of Accoutrements. Imprinted on the bottom of the mug is “© 2004 Accoutrements”, and “China”.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Jake Mug

Accoutrements Jake mug

This grreen, 10-ounce glazed ceramic Tiki mug, known as Jake, originally came in a set of four different mugs sold by Accoutrements. Imprinted on the bottom of the mug is “Accoutrements © 2001″, and “China”.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Klaus Mug

Accoutrements Klaus mug

This green, 16-ounced glazed, ceramic Tiki mug, known as Klaus, is an exclusive design of Accoutrements. Imprinted on the bottom of the mug is “© 2004 Accoutrements”, and “China”.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Sherm Mug

Accoutrements Sherm mug

This brown, 16-ounced glazed, ceramic Tiki mug, known as Sherm, is an exclusive design of Accoutrements. Imprinted on the bottom of the mug is “© 2004 Accoutrements”, and “China”

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, and Tiki Collections.

Accoutrements Small Tiki Mugs

Accoutrements Small Tiki Mugs

This set of four Tiki mugs is produced by Accoutrements.

Found in the Accoutrements, Mug, and Tiki Collections.

Benihana Chef Mug

Benihana chef mug

This mug depicts a chef, possibly a teppanyaki chef, holding a knife and a two-tined fork. On this cap is the raised letter “B”. On the back, in raised lettering, is “Benihana”. There are no other markings on this mug. There is an opening in the back for adding a beverage.

Found in the Benihana, Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Benihana Fukurokuju Mug

Benihana Fukurokuju mug

This glazed ceramic mug depicts the likeness of Fukurokuju, the God of Wisdom and Longevity, one of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods. He is often depicted as an old man with a long white beard and an unusually high forehead. In this depiction, he is wearing a robe and carrying a cane. You can see his feet peaking out from under the bottom of his robe.

There is hole in his beard for a straw and a larger hole on the back for adding a bevarege. On his back, in raised lettering, is “Benihana of Tokyo” and on the bottom, printed in ink, is “Japan”.

Similar mugs in my collection include the Dynasty Wholesale DW130 Jurojin mug.

Found in the Benihana, Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Benihana Hotei Mug

Benihana Hotei mug

This white ceramic mug from Benihana depicts Hotei. Hotei, one of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods, is known variously as the God of Contentment and Happiness or the “laughing buddha”. He was an eccentric Zen priest of the late Tang dynasty in China who walked around collecting offerings with a huge bag. Rubbing his stomach is said to bring good luck. I aspire to be as happy and rotund as Hotei.

On the back, stamped in ink, is “Benihana”.

I have two Benihana Hotei mugs, this and another. These mugs look similar, however, this mug is smaller. Also, the belt is tied differently.

Similar mugs in my collections include the Orchids of Hawaii R-95 Hotei mug and the Dynasty Wholesale DW123 Hotei mug.

Found in the Benihana, Hotei, Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Benihana Hotei Mug

Benihana Hotei mug

This white ceramic mug from Benihana depicts Hotei. Hotei, one of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods, is known variously as the God of Contentment and Happiness or the “laughing buddha”. He was an eccentric Zen priest of the late Tang dynasty in China who walked around collecting offerings with a huge bag. Rubbing his stomach is said to bring good luck. I aspire to be as happy and rotund as Hotei.

On the back, stamped in ink, is “Benihana of Tokyo”. Inscribed on the bottom is “Japan”.

I have two Benihana Hotei mugs, this and another. These mugs look similar, however, this mug is larger. Also, the belt is tied differently.

Similar mugs in my collections include the Orchids of Hawaii R-95 Hotei mug and the Dynasty Wholesale DW123 Hotei mug.

Found in the Benihana, Hotei, Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Benihana Samurai Mug

Benihana Samurai mug

This glazed ceramic mug is nearly 9-inches tall and depicts a Samurai sitting on a crate. The samurai is wearing full battle dress and is holding a sword in his left hand.

There is an opening in the back for adding beverage and a hole for a straw near the left hand. On the back is a plastic sticker that says “Benihana of Tokyo” and inscribed on the bottom is “Japan”.

Found in the Benihana, Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Benihana Tanuki Mug

Benihana Tanuki mug

This mug depicts Tanuki, the Japanese God of Restauranters. Tanuki is holding a bottle of sake in his left hand and a promissory note for the sake in the other. He has a big fat belly, large testicles, and is wearing a straw hat. Tanuki has the power of transformation which it uses to play tricks on people. It also loves sake, which is why it has a bottle of sake in one hand.

There is an small hole in front of this mug for a straw and a large hole in the back for adding a beverage. Printed in ink on the bottom of the mug is “Benihana of Tokyo” and inscribed on the bottom is “Japan”.

Similar items in my collections include an unmarked Tanuki Mug.

Found in the Benihana, Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Brown Headhunter Mug

brown Headhunter mug

This unmarked brown Headhunter mug is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-1 Headhunter mug.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Brown Ku Mug

brown Ku mug

This unmarked brown Ku mug is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-74 Tiki mug.

Tiki mugs similar to this can be found on page 15 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Brown Moai Mug

Brown Moai mug

This unmarked brown Moai mug is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-72 Easter Island mug and the Dynasty Wholesale DW128 Easter Islander mug.

Tiki mugs similar to this can be found on page 16 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Daga Geisha Mug

Daga Geisha mug

This white, ceramic mug depicts a Geisha holding a fan in her right hand. She is wearing a kimono and has a flower in her hair. On the back it reads “Ichiban” and on the bottom is “Daga ©” and “Hawaii”.

This mug is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-22 Geisha mug, the Dynasty Wholesale DW121 Geisha mug, and an unidentified Geisha mug.

Geisha are traditional Japanese artist-entertainers who are trained in such skills as ancient Japanese dance, singing, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and conversation.

Found in the Daga Restaurant Ware, Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Daga Warrior Mug

brown Daga warrior mug

This glazed ceramic mug, by Daga, depicts a fearsome Tiki.

Inscribed on the bottom of this mug is “Daga ©” and “Hawaii”. In raised lettering on the back is “Maui Lu Luau Kihei Maui”.

Found in the Daga Restaurant Ware, Mug, and Tiki Collections.

Daruma Mug

Daruma mug

This egg-shaped, ceramic mug, depicting Daruma, the father of Zen Buddhism, has a moulded face of a man on the front, an opening on the back for adding a beverage, and a straw hole on the top.

Found in the Mug and Orientalia Collections.

Dixie Cup

Dixie cupOther side of Dixie cup

This small, green-glazed ceramic cup features two different faces. Inscribed on the bottom of the mug is the word “Dixie”.

Found in the Mug Collection.

Dynasty Wholesale DW108 Tiki With Handle Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW108 Tiki with handle mug

This 9 ounce, glazed ceramic Tiki mug is produced by Dynasty Wholesale. On the front is a wide-mouthed Tiki with a handle on the right side. The reverse side is styled to look like wood. On the base is a woven thatch design. On the bottom, in raised lettering is “Made in China” and “DW108″.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW113 Green Tiki Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW113 Green Tiki mug

This is a Dynasty Wholesale DW113 Green Tiki mug. This ceramic mug is most likely modeled after the Orchids of Hawaii R-5 Green Tiki mug.

On the bottom of this 12 ounce ceramic mug is the inscription “Made in China” and “DW113″.

Similar items in my collections include an unmarked green Tiki mug.

Mugs similar to this can be found on page 16 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW115-D Bamboo Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW115-D Bamboo mug

This brown, glazed ceramic mug is produced by Dynasty Wholesale. On the bottom this 12 ounce mug is the inscription “Made in China” and “DW115-D”.

Bamboo, which originated in Asia, is not native to Polynesia. Instead, it was spread by sea-faring Polynesians who used it as a source of building materials, needles, and water containers.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale and Mug Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW115L Lite Brown Bamboo Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW115L Lite Brown Bamboo mug

This brown, glazed ceramic mug by Dynasty Wholesale is probably modeled after the Orchids of Hawaii R-6 Bamboo mug.

On the bottom this 12 ounce mug is the inscription “Made in China” and “DW115-D”.

Bamboo, which originated in Asia, is not native to Polynesia. Instead, it was spread by sea-faring Polynesians who used it as a source of building materials, needles, and water containers.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale and Mug Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW116-S Coconut Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW116-S Coconut mug

This ceramic reproduction mug by Dynasty Wholesale is probably modeled after the Orchids of Hawaii R-13 Coconut mug. The exterior surface is brown with a bisque finish. The interior is glazed and white.

On the bottom this 14 ounce ceramic mug is the inscription “Made in China” and “DW116-S”.

Other coconut mugs in my collection include the Orchids of Hawaii R-13A Coconut mug.

Many variations of the coconut mug can be found on pages 108-112 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

While coconuts are often associated with Polynesia, there is controversy as to their actual origin. Some contend the coconut palm originated in southeast Asia while others argue it came from south America. Without a doubt, its distribution across Polynesia was aided by the seafaring Polynesians who used the tree as a source of food and building materials.

Drinks served in coconuts, whether real or ceramic, are a staple of classic Polynesian restaurants and Tiki bars.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW118 Fu Man Chu Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW118 Fu Man Chu mug

This glazed ceramic mug, produced for Dynasty Wholesale, is most likely a reproduction of the Orchids of Hawaii R-82 (Fu Manchu). On the bottom of this 15 ounce ceramic mug is imprinted “Made in China” and “DW118″.

Dr Fu-Manchu, after whom this mug is modeled, was first introduced in Sax Rohmer’s novel “The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu” in 1913.

Imagine a person, tall, lean and feline, high-shouldered, with a brow like Shakespeare and a face like Satan, a close-shaven skull, and long, magnetic eyes of the true cat-green. Invest him with all the cruel cunning of an entire Eastern race, accumulated in one giant intellect, with all the resources of science past and present, with all the resources, if you will, of a wealthy government–which, however, already has denied all knowledge of his existence. Imagine that awful being, and you have a mental picture of Dr. Fu-Manchu, the yellow peril incarnate in one man.

Nayland Smith to Dr. Petrie
“The Insidious Dr. Fu Manchu”

Mugs similar to this can be found on pages 101-102 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW120 Skull Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW120 Skull mug

The Dynasty Wholesale DW120 Skull, a 10-ounce, glazed, ceramic mug, is probably a reproduction of the Orchids of Hawaii R-10 Skull mug which was 2 ounces larger. On the bottom is the barely legible imprint “DW120″.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale and Mug Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW121 Geisha Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW121 Geisha mug

This 10 ounce white, glazed ceramic mug has a hole in the front for a straw and an opening in the back. This mug depicts a Geisha who is holding a fan in her right hand and wearing a kimono. On the bottom of the mug is “Made in China” and “DW121″.

This mug is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-22 Geisha mug and the Ichiban Geisha mug.

Geisha are traditional Japanese artist-entertainers who are trained in such skills as ancient Japanese dance, singing, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and conversation.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale Dw122 Parasol Girl Mug

Dynasty Wholesale Dw122 Parasol Girl mug

This 12 ounce, glazed ceramic mug from Dynasty Wholesale has a hole where the girl’s hand is for inserting a paper parasol. On the bottom of the mug in raised relief is “Made in China” and “DW122″.

Similar items in my collections include the Orchids of Hawaii R-96 Parasol Girl Mug.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW123 Hotei Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW123 Hotei mug

This 12 ounce, glazed ceramic mug, produced by Dynasty Wholesale, depicts Hotei. On the bottom of the mug is “Made in China” and “DW123″. This mug has a hole in the belly for a straw and an opening in the back for adding beverage and ice.

Similar mugs in my collection include the Orchids of Hawaii R-95 Hotei mug and the Benihana Hotei mug.

Hotei is known variously as the god of abundance or the “laughing buddha”. He was an eccentric Zen priest of the late Tang dynasty in China who walked around collecting offerings with a huge bag. He reportedly had a large belly and slept in the snow.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Hotei, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW128 Easter Islander Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW128 Easter Islander mug

This 12-ounce ceramic mug, resembling an Easter Island Moai statue, is produced by Dynasty Wholesale. Similar mugs in my collection include a Orchids of Hawaii R-72 Easter Island mug and an unmarked brown Moai mug.

Tiki mugs similar to this can be found on page 16 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

The Moai statues on Easter Island were carved from volcanic rock starting around AD 1100 to mid-1600. Approximately 890 of these statues were carved and erected, ranging in height from 8 feet to an unfinished statue that is 71 feet. The average height is 13 feet and weighed 8 to 10 tons.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW129 Panda Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW129 Panda mug

This 12-ounce glazed ceramic mug, produced for Dynasty Wholesale, depicts a Giant Panda, a bear-like mammal, holding a bamboo shoot. Next to its right shoulder is a straw hole with a larger opening on the reverse side for adding your favorite beverage. On the bottom of this mug is “Made in China” and “DW129″.

The Giant Panda is a black-and-white colored bear-like mammal that is native to south and central China. The Giant Panda lives almost entirely on the bamboo, although, they will eat eggs, fish, and some insects. The Giant Panda is an endangered species with only an estimated 1600 living in the wild.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW130 Jurojin Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW130 Jurojin mug

This glazed ceramic mug depicts the likeness of Jurojin, the God of Longevity, one of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods. He occupies the same body as Fukurokuju, the God of Wisdom and Longevity. He is often depicted as an old man with a long white beard and an unusually high forehead. In this depiction, he is wearing a robe, carrying a staff, and holding a fan. You can see his feet peaking out from under the bottom of his robe.

There is hole in his beard for a straw and a larger hole in the back for adding a beverage. On the bottom, in raised lettering, is “DW130″ and “Made in China”.

Similar mugs in my collection include the Benihana Fukurokuju mug.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW141 Bikini Girl Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW141 Bikini Girl mug

This 12-ounce glazed ceramic mug, produced for Dynasty Wholesale, is most likely a reproduction of the Orchids of Hawaii R-79 Lani mug. This mug features a suggestively-clad buxom girl with hibiscus flowers in her hair.

One the bottom of the mug is imprinted “Made in China” and “DW141″.

Mugs similar to this can be found on page 89 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Hawaiiana, Mug, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW142 Dancing Lady Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW142 Dancing Lady mug

This 12-ounce glazed ceramic mug, produced for Dynasty Wholesale, is most likely a reproduction of the Orchids of Hawaii R-93 China Doll mug. This mug features a dancing woman who is wearing a flowing yellow robe.

One the bottom of the mug is imprinted “Made in China”.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW143 Whale Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW143 Whale mug

This glazed ceramic mug depicts a black and white whale leaping up from the blue ocean. There is a hole in its “nose” for a straw.

Imprinted on the bottom of this glazed ceramic mug is “Made in China”.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale and Mug Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW145 Pirate Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW145 Pirate mug

This 16-ounce glazed ceramic mug, produced for Dynasty Wholesale, features the visage of black-haired pirate who has a bulbous nose, beard, and patch over one eye.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale and Mug Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW202 Donkey Cup

Dynasty Wholesale DW202 Donkey Cup

This Dynasty Wholesale DW202 Donkey Cup is a handpainted, glazed, ceramic mug moulded in the shape of a donkey. He is wearing a sombrero and has saddle, with a blanket draped over it, on his back. There is a hole in his sombrero for a straw and a larger hole in his neck for adding a beverage and ice. On the bottom is “Made in China” and “DW202″.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale and Mug Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW542 Pirate Cup

Dynasty Wholesale DW542 Pirate Cup - frontDynasty Wholesale DW542 Pirate Cup - reverse

This 14 ounce, glazed ceramic mug depicts a swashbuckling pirate on one side and a skull on the other. The pirate has a hook for a hand on his right arm, a patch over his right eye, a wooden peg left for his left foot, and a sword in a scabbard in his left hand. He obviously has experienced a few rough battles. The skull is wearing a red bandana and has two crossed swords behind it.

In raised lettering on the bottom is “DW542″ and “Made in China”.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale and Mug Collections.

Dynasty Wholesale DW543 Karate Punch Mug

Dynasty Wholesale DW543 Karate Punch mug

On the front of this ceramic mug are two men sparring. Written in ink below them is “Karate Punch”. The reverse side features the same scene sans writing.

Mugs similar to this can be found on page 104 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Dynasty Wholesale, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Geisha Mug

Unidentified Geisha mug

This white, ceramic mug depicts a Geisha holding a fan in her right hand. She is wearing a kimono and has a flower in her hair. There are no marks identifying the manufacturer of this mug. A gold-colored sticker on the bottom says “China”.

This mug is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-22 Geisha mug, the Dynasty Wholesale DW121 Geisha mug, and the Daga Geisha mug.

Geisha are traditional Japanese artist-entertainers who are trained in such skills as ancient Japanese dance, singing, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and conversation.

Found in the Mug and Orientalia Collections.

Green Tiki Mug

A green Tiki mug

This unmarked green Tiki mug is similar to the Dynasty Wholesale DW113 Green Tiki mug and the Orchids of Hawaii R5 Green Tiki mug.

Tiki mugs similar to this can be found on page 16 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Harvey’s Sneaky Tiki Mug

Harvey's Sneaky Tiki mug

I purchased this vintage, green, glazed ceramic Tiki mug from an antiques dealer who found it at an estate in Michigan. It was made by OMC for Harvey’s Sneaky Tiki Polynesian Lounge which was once part of Harvey’s Casino in Lake Tahoe, NV. This 16-ounce mug stands 7-inches tall and features a Tiki on the front and a torch on the back.

Written on the front in script is “Harvey’s” and on the back “Sneaky Tiki” and “Lake Tahoe”. On the bottom is a yellow-and-gold sticker that says “O M C” and “Japan”.

This mug is shown on page 57 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Otagiri, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Hawaii Mug

Hawaii Mug

Hawaii Mug

This glazed mug features a woman kneeling on the beach playing a ukulele. On the base of the mug can be seen the word “Hawaii”. On the back are three salmon-colored hibiscus flowers. Behind the girl can be seen a sailboat and an island. The mug has some crazing and a small spot where there is no glazing but otherwise it appears in good condition.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Hawaiian Village Mug

Hawaiian Village mug

This all-white, eight-ounce, glazed ceramic mug stands 4 1/2-inches tall. It was made for the Hawaiian Village, a now-closed Polynesian restaurant located in New Westminster, BC, Canada. Hawaiian Village is mentioned on page 230 of Tiki Road Trip by James Teitelbaum.

The front of the mug depicts a Hawaiian woman with a hibiscus over her left ear and a lei about her neck. On the front it reads “Hawaiian Village” and “525-9222″ and on the bottom is imprinted “Ernelli”, “Vancouver, Canada” and “Made in Japan”.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Labeled, Mug, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Hawaiian Village Surfing Girl Mug

Hawaiian Village Surfing Girl mug

This glazed ceramic mug , most likely a reproduction of the Orchids of Hawaii R-80A Surfing Girl mug, was produced for the Hawaiian Village, a now-closed Polynesian restaurant located in New Westminster, BC, Canada. Hawaiian Village is mentioned on page 230 of Tiki Road Trip by James Teitelbaum and variants of this mug can be found on page 93 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

This mug stands 6 3/4-inches tall and holds twelve ounces. On the front is brown-haired woman, wearing a blue bikini, riding a yellow surfboard. On the back are five dolphins jumping in the ocean. Also on the back are “Aloha”, “Hawaiian Village”, and “525-9222″.

Similar mugs in my collection include an Orchids of Hawaii R-80A Surfing Girl mug and an unidentified Surfing Girl mug.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Labeled, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Hotei Mug

Unidentified Hotei mug

This 12 ounce, glazed ceramic mug depicts Hotei. On the bottom of the mug is “Japan” . This mug has a hole in the belly for a straw and an opening in the back for adding beverage and ice.

Similar mugs in my collection include the Orchids of Hawaii R-95 Hotei mug, the Dynasty Wholesale DW123 Hotei mug, and the Benihana Hotei mug.

Hotei is known variously as the god of abundance or the “laughing buddha”. He was an eccentric Zen priest of the late Tang dynasty in China who walked around collecting offerings with a huge bag. He reportedly had a large belly and slept in the snow.

Found in the Hotei, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Hotei Mug

Unidentified Hotei mug

This 12 ounce, glazed ceramic mug depicts Hotei. There is extensive crazing on this mug. This mug has the most detail of any Hotei mug in my collection.

On the bottom of the mug is “Japan”. This mug has a hole in the belly for a straw and an opening in the back for adding beverage and ice.

Similar mugs in my collection include the Orchids of Hawaii R-95 Hotei mug, the Dynasty Wholesale DW123 Hotei mug, the Benihana Hotei mug, and an unmarked Hotei mug.

Hotei is known variously as the god of abundance or the “laughing buddha”. He was an eccentric Zen priest of the late Tang dynasty in China who walked around collecting offerings with a huge bag. He reportedly had a large belly and slept in the snow.

Found in the Hotei, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Ichiban Geisha Mug

Ichiban Geisha mug - front viewIchiban Geisha mug - back view

This mug depicts a Geisha who is holding a fan in her right hand and wearing a kimono. On the back it reads “Ichiban”.

This mug is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-22 Geisha mug and the Dynasty Wholesale DW121 Geisha mug.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

KC Co Ltd Ku Mug

KC Co Ltd Happy Tiki Mug

This brown, glazed ceramic mug looks like a happy Ku. On the bottom is “KC Co Ltd” and “Hawaii”.

Found in the KC Co Ltd, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

KC Co Ltd Leilani Mug

KC Co Ltd Leilani Mug

This brown, glazed ceramic mug looks like a happy Leilani. On the bottom is “KC Co Ltd” and “Hawaii”.

Found in the KC Co Ltd, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Libbey Tonga Mug

Front view of brown Libbey Tonga mugReverse view of brown Libbey Tonga mug

This ceramic tiki mug, produced by Libbey and called the Tonga mug, holds 24.75 ounces, is 7 1/8-inches tall and 3 1/4-inches wide. On the bottom of the mug is the imprint “Libbey®”.

Found in the Libbey, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Libbey Totem Mugs

Front view of blue Libby Totem mugReverse view of blue Libby Totem mug
Front and reverse view.

Front view of brown Libby Totem mugFront view of light brown Libby Totem mug
Two variations of the brown mug.

These mugs, produced by Libbey and called the Totem mugs, come in two colors kiwi (brown) and blue. I have examples of two variations of the brown color. These 20-ounce ceramic tumblers stand 7-inches tall and are 3-inches wide. On the bottom is the imprint “Libbey ®”.

Found in the Libbey, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Maneki Neko Mug

Maneki Neko Mug

This white, ceramic Maneki Neko is a mug. Maneki Neko translates to “Beckoning Cat” or “Welcoming Cat”. This Maneki Neko has its right paw raised which means it is inviting good fortune or money. If it has its left paw raised, it is beckoning customers or people. Also, like the Japanese and unlike Americans, Maneki Neko beckons with its palm forward.

The color of Maneki Neko is significant also. In the case of this one, its white color means purity. Other colors, such as gold, suggest gold or money. Black Maneki Neko, unlike black cats, are wards against evil. Three-colored Maneki Neko are viewed as good luck charms.

There is a hole for a straw in on the right paw and larger hole on the back for adding a beverage.

Inscribed on the bottom is “Japan”.

The extensive crazing and that it was made in Japan suggests this mug is 30 to 40 years old.

Found in the Mug and Orientalia Collections.

Maneki Neko Mug

Maneki Neko Mug

This white, ceramic Maneki Neko is a mug. Maneki Neko translates to “Beckoning Cat” or “Welcoming Cat”. This Maneki Neko has its right paw raised which means it is inviting good fortune or money. If it has its left paw raised, it is beckoning customers or people. Also, like the Japanese and unlike Americans, Maneki Neko beckons with its palm forward.

The color of Maneki Neko is significant also. In the case of this one, its white color means purity. Other colors, such as gold, suggest gold or money. Black Maneki Neko, unlike black cats, are wards against evil. Three-colored Maneki Neko are viewed as good luck charms.

There is a hole for a straw in on the right paw and larger hole for adding a beverage on the back.

Inscribed on the bottom is “Made in China”.

Found in the Mug and Orientalia Collections.

Monkeypod Ku Mug

Monkeypod Tiki mug

This carved monkeypod Tiki mug, depicting Ku, has no manufacturer’s marks, yet, it does not appear to be someone’s craft project. This mug is 5-inches tall and holds 14 ounces.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Monkeypod Ku Mug

Monkeypod Tiki mug

This carved monkeypod Tiki mug, depicting Ku, has no manufacturer’s marks. This mug is 2 3/4-inches tall and holds 4 ounces.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Mt Fuji Daruma Mug

Mt Fuji Daruma mug

This egg-shaped, ceramic mug, depicting Daruma, has a moulded, hand-painted face of a man on the front, an opening on the back for adding a beverage, and a straw hole on the top. The man has black, bushy eyebrows and a black mustache.

Daruma is the father of Zen Buddhism.

On the back of this cup, printed in ink, are the locations and phone numbers of various Mount Fuji Japanese Steakhouses:

Mt. Fuji Fairview
201-941-2600~1
Mt. Fuji Hasbrouck Hts
201-288-2800~1
Mt. Fuji West Orenge
201-736-5255~6
Mt. Fuji Huntington
516-427-4488~9
Mt. Fuji Stanford
203-323-0211~2

Found in the Labeled, Mug, and Orientalia Collections.

Multicolored Tiki Mug

Multicolored Tiki mug

There are no markings on this multicolored ceramic Tiki mug.

An unpainted Tiki mug similar to this, made by Jard Products, can be found on page 49 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Munktiki Tiki Oasis 7

Munktiki Tiki Oasis 7 Mug

This Munktiki limited edition Tiki mug, designed by Derek Yaniger, was limited to a run of 300 mugs. My particular mug is number 156. This purple-glazed mug stands approximately 6 3/4 inches tall and depicts the Hawaiian god Ku, the god of war.

On the back of the mug is “Tiki News Presents Hawaii-a-Go-Go”, “Tiki Oasis 7″, and 2007″. On the bottom of the mug, it reads “Munktiki *Derek”, “Tiki Oasis 7″, “156-300″, and “© 2007″.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Northwest Tiki Crawl 2006 Mug

Northwest Tiki Crawl 2006 mug

This limited edition mug was designed by Noel “Tikitronic” Henneman and produced for TIKI KON: Northwest Tiki Crawl 2006. This particular mug is number 30 of 100 and is signed by the designer.

Found in the Mug and Tiki Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-1 Headhunter Mug

green-colored Orchids of Hawaii R-1 Headhunter mugcream-colored Orchids of Hawaii R-1 Headhunter mug

These vintage Tiki mugs, produced by Orchids of Hawaii, feature the visage of a tattooed Maori headhunter.

These glazed ceramic mugs are 7-inches tall and hold 16 ounces. They came in three colors: green, cream, and brown. An identifying mark is the “Orchids of Hawaii” printed on the bottom of the mugs. These mugs were manufactured first in Japan and then Taiwan and typically have the country of origin printed on the bottom. Both of the above mugs were made in Japan. And, most, but not all, R-1 Headhunter mugs have “R-1″ printed on the bottom. If there are no markings other than “China” on the bottom, the mug is probably a Dynasty Wholesale mug.

Similar mugs in my collections include an unmarked brown Headhunter mug.

This mug can be found on page 13 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-13A Coconut Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-13A Coconut mug

This is the Orchids of Hawaii R-13A Coconut mug. The exterior surface is brown with a bisque finish. The interior is glazed and white.

On the bottom of this 15 ounce ceramic mug is “Orchids of Hawaii”, “R-13A”, and “Japan”.

Other coconut mugs in my collection include the Dynasty Wholesale DW116-S Coconut mug.

Many variations of the coconut mug can be found on pages 108-112 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

While coconuts are often associated with Polynesia, there is controversy as to their actual origin. Some contend the coconut palm originated in southeast Asia while others argue it came from south America. Without a doubt, its distribution across Polynesia was aided by the seafaring Polynesians who used the tree as a source of food and building materials.

Drinks served in coconuts, whether real or ceramic, are a staple of classic Polynesian restaurants and Tiki bars.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-22 Geisha Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-22 Geisha mug

This 12-ounce glazed, vintage ceramic mug is 6 1/4-inches tall. This mug depicts a Geisha who is holding a fan in her right hand, wearing a kimono, and has a flower in her hair. Geisha are traditional Japanese artist-entertainers who are trained in such skills as ancient Japanese dance, singing, flower arrangement, tea ceremony, calligraphy, and conversation. Geisha are not prostitutes, rather, they are professional entertainers.

Inscribed on the bottom is “Orchids of Hawaii”, “R-22″, and “Taiwan”.

This mug is similar to the Dynasty Wholesale DW121 Geisha mug, the Ichiban Geisha mug, the Daga Geisha mug, and an unidentified Geisha mug.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Orientalia Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-3 Jewel Eyes Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-3 Jewel Eyes mug

This vintage Tiki mug is in good condition, with sharp markings and no chips or cracks, and has green, rhinestone eyes. The rim and the base are both glazed while the body has a bisque exterior with a cream base with a brown stain overlay. The 13 ounce mug stands 6 inches tall.

On the bottom are the inscriptions “Orchids of Hawaii”, “Japan”, and “R-3″.

This Tiki mug can be found on page 16 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-72 Easter Island Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-72 Easter Island mug

This vintage 13-ounce glazed ceramic, headvase-style mug stands 6 1/2-inches tall. This Tiki mug looks like a miniature Easter Island Moai statue carved from wood. Imprinted on the bottom of the mug is “Orchids of Hawaii” and “Japan”.

Similar mugs in my collection include the Dynasty Wholesale DW128 Easter Islander mug and an unmarked brown Moai mug.

This Tiki mug can be found on page 16 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-73A Nani Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-73A Nani mugs

At nine ounces, these vintage glazed ceramic mugs, produced by Orchids of Hawaii, are small. On the mugs is a dancing woman. She is wearing a grass skirt and has yellow lei around her neck and a red or purple hibiscus in her hair.

All four mugs are marked “Orchids of Hawaii” and “Japan” on the bottom. However, the two lighter called mugs, on the left, are additionally marked “R-73A”. The variations in color highlight the handpainted nature of these classic mugs.

These and similar mugs can be found on page 91 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-74 Tiki Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-74 Tiki mug

This vintage ceramic 12-ounce mug stands 6-inches tall. This mug is molded in the semblance of the Hawaiian god Ku, the god of war.

Impressed on the bottom is “Orchids of Hawaii R-74″ and “Japan”.

Similar mugs in my collections include an unmarked brown Ku mug.

This Tiki mug can be found on page 15 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-76 Lono Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-76 Lono mug

This vintage, glazed ceramic mug holds 12-ounces and is 6-inches tall. This mug depicts Lono, the God of Peace and Prosperity. This mug has been well cared for and has no chips, no crazing, and no skuff marks in the glaze.

Inscribed on the bottom of the mug is “Orchids of Hawaii”, “R-76″, and “Japan”.

This mug can be found on page 16 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-79 Lani Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-79 Lani mug

This vintage cream-colored Tiki mug is fully glazed and features a suggestively-clad buxom girl with hibiscus flowers in her hair. This 13 ounce mug stands 6.75 inches tall and 3 inches wide.

Inscribed on the bottom of the mug are “Orchids of Hawaii”, “Japan”, and “R-79″.

Similar mugs in my collection include the Dynasty Wholesale DW141 Bikini Girl mug.

Variants of this mug can be found on page 89 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-80 Surfing Boy Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-80 Surfing Boy mug

This 14-ounce, all-blue, vintage glazed ceramic mug stands 7-inches tall. It depicts a man riding a surfboard with waves crashing around him. On the back can be seen another person riding a surfboard in the distance. On the bottom is imprinted “Orchids of Hawaii R-80″ and “Japan”.

This mug is shown on page 93 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-80A Surfing Girl Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-80A Surfing Girl mug

This 14-ounce, colorful, vintage, glazed ceramic mug stands 7-inches tall. It depicts a girl riding a surfboard with waves crashing around her. On the back can be seen dolphins jumping in the ocean with a mountainous island in the background.

On the bottom is imprinted “Orchids of Hawaii R-80A” and “Japan”.

Similar mugs in my collections include a Hawaiian Village Surfing Girl mug and an unidentified Surfing Girl mug.

This mug is shown on page 93 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-91 Leilani Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-91 Leilani mug

This vintage brown Tiki mug is in good condition with no cracks or chips. On the bottom of the mug, it reads “Orchids of Hawaii R-91″ and “Japan”. This 13 ounce mug stands 5 inches tall. The Leilani mug is one of the more commonly found Tiki mugs.

The Leilani mug can be found on page 59 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-92 Confucius Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-92 Confucius mug

This vintage 13 ounce cream-colored mug stands 6 1/2 inches tall. On the mug is a likeness of Confucious with a staff and a feather in his hand and a butterfly behind him. He is wearing a grey robe and a blue hat.

On the bottom is “Japan” and “Orchids of Hawaii”.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Orientalia Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-95 Hotei Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-95 Hotei mug

This vintage ceramic 12-ounce mug stands 7 1/2-inches tall. This mug is often referred to as the “Hotei” mug. Hotei, one of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods, is known variously as the God of Contentment and Happiness or the “laughing buddha”. He was an eccentric Zen priest of the late Tang dynasty in China who walked around collecting offerings with a huge bag. I aspire to be as happy and rotund as Hotei. Rubbing his stomach is said to bring good luck.

On the bottom is imprinted “Orchids of Hawaii”, “Japan”, and “R-95″.

Mugs similar to this in my collection are the Dynasty Wholesale DW123 Hotei mug and Benihana Hotei Mug.

Found in the Hotei, Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Orientalia Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-96 Parasol Girl Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-98 Hat Girl mug

This 12 ounce, glazed ceramic mug from Orchids of Hawaii has a hole where the girl’s hand is for inserting a paper parasol. Inscribed on the bottom of the mug is “Orchids of Hawaii”, “R-96″, and “Taiwan”.

Similar items in my collections include the Dynasty Wholesale Dw122 Parasol Girl Mug.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Orientalia Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-97 Buddha Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-97 Buddha mug

This vintage 13-ounce cream-colored mug stands 6 1/2 inches tall. On the mug is a likeness of Buddha with a feather in one hand and a bag slung over his shoulder. He is wearing a grey robe. On the back appears to be Kanji script. On the bottom is “Japan” “R-97″, and “Orchids of Hawaii”.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Orientalia Collections.

Orchids of Hawaii R-98 Hat Girl Mug

Orchids of Hawaii R-98 Hat Girl mug

This vintage ceramic 13-ounce mug stands 6 1/2-inches tall. This mug is often referred to as the “Geisha Girl” tumbler. On the front is an Asian/Japanese woman wearing a green kinomo and a fuschia hat. On the back appears to be Kanji script. On the bottom is imprinted “Orchids of Hawaii”, “Japan”, and “R-98″.

Found in the Mug, Orchids of Hawaii, and Orientalia Collections.

Otagiri Kon Tiki Mug

Otagiri Kon Tiki mug

This vintage, glazed ceramic mug, produced by Otagiri, is commonly called the Kon Tiki mug due to its similarity to the sun god on Thor Heyerdahl’s raft of the same name.

This mug can be found on page 24 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Otagiri, and Tiki Collections.

Otagiri Mr Bali Hai Mug

Otagiri Mr Bali Hai mug

This ceramic mug of a headhunter with a bone through his nose was made by Otagiri for the Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego, CA. On the bottom of the mug, which is concave, are the following: “‘Mr Bali Hai’ made exclusively for the Bali Hai Restaurant”, “San Diego, Calif.”

Similar mugs in my collection include the Tiki Farm Mr Bali Hai mug.

This Tiki mug can be found on page 17 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Otagiri, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Otagiri ‘Peanut’ Mug

Otagiri 'Peanut' mug

This vintage mug by Otagiri is commonly called the “Peanut” mug because the texture on the back resemble that of a peanut. While particular mug is brown, the “Peanut” mug came in a variety of colors, such a tan, gray, and green. Many variations of this mug can be found with restaurant and bar names imprinted on them.

On the bottom of this mug is printed “Imported by Otagiri Co”. There also is a gold-colored sticker on the bottom with “OMC” and “Japan” on it.

This Tiki mug can be found on page 34 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Mug, Otagiri, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Pony Express Creations 16 Ounce Tiki Mugs

Pony Express Creations 16 Ounce Tiki Mugs

These 16 ounce glazed ceramic Tiki mugs, produced by Pony Express Creations, represent Kanaloa, Ku, Kane, and Lono, respectively. Kanaloa is God of the Ocean. Ku is Architect and Maker of War. Kane is The Creator. And, Lono is God of Peace and Prosperity.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, Pony Express Creations, and Tiki Collections.

Pony Express Creations 20 Ounce Tiki Mugs

Pony Express Creations 20 Ounce Tiki Mugs

These 20 ounce glazed ceramic Tiki mugs, produced by Pony Express Creations, represent Kanaloa, Ku, Kane, and Lono, respectively. Kanaloa is God of the Ocean. Ku is Architect and Maker of War. Kane is The Creator. And, Lono is God of Peace and Prosperity.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, Pony Express Creations, and Tiki Collections.

Pony Express Creations Kane Shot Glass

Pony Express Creations Kane Shot Glass

This ceramic two ounce shot glass depicts Kane, The Creator, and has a leather strap for hanging around your neck.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, Pony Express Creations, and Tiki Collections.

Pony Express Creations Tiki Shotglasses

Pony Express Creations Tiki Shotglasses

These 2 ounce glazed ceramic Tiki shotglasses, produced by Pony Express Creations, represent Kanaloa, Ku, Kane, and Lono, respectively. Kanaloa is God of the Ocean. Ku is Architect and Maker of War. Kane is The Creator. And, Lono is God of Peace and Prosperity.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, Pony Express Creations, and Tiki Collections.

Ron Jon Wahgi The Wave Warrior Mug

Ron Jon's Wahgi The Wave Warrior Mug - front viewRon Jon's Wahgi The Wave Warrior Mug - back view

This glazed, ceramic Tiki mug is manufactured by Tiki Farm exclusively for Ron Jon Surf Shop. This limited edition run of 500 was designed by Drew Brophy. This large mug stands 8 inches tall and holds 23 ounces. On the front is a big-toothed Tiki, wearing shorts, with a surfboard standing upright behind him. This Tiki has noticably large arms and feet. On the reverse side, in raised relief on the base, is “Ron Jon”. Also, inscribed is “Wahgi The Wave Warrior”. Near the top is a medallion depicting a man riding a surfboard. On the bottom is “Drew by Tiki Farm © 2005″. The whole mug is brown with a wood-grain texture.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Tiki, and Tiki Farm Collections.

Slii Woods Monkeypod Ku mug

Slii Woods Monkeypod Tiki mug

This carved monkeypod Tiki mug, depicting Ku, is 4 inches tall and holds 12 ounces. On the bottom are two stickers. One of which says “Slii Woods Honolulu” and the other “Made in Philippines”.

Found in the Mug and Tiki Collections.

Surfing Girl Mug

Surfing Girl mug

This glazed, ceramic mug, which depicts a woman riding a surfboard, is similar to the Orchids of Hawaii R-80A Surfing Girl mug and a mug from the Hawaiian Village restaurant.

The only markings on this mug is “Made in China” on the bottom.

Mugs similar to this one can be found on page 93 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, and Polynesian Pop Collections.

Tanuki Mug

Tanuki mug

This mug depicts Tanuki, the Japanese God of Restauranters. Tanuki is holding a bottle of sake in his right hand and a promissory note for the sake in the other. He has a big fat belly, large testicles, and is wearing a straw hat. Tanuki has the power of transformation which it uses to play tricks on people. It also loves sake, which is why it has a bottle of sake in one hand.

There is an small hole in front of this mug for a straw and a large hole in the back for adding a beverage. Inscribed on the bottom is “Japan”.

Similar items in my collections include the Benihana Tanuki Mug.

Found in the Mug and Orientalia Collections.

Tanuki Mug

Tanuki mug

This mug depicts Tanuki, the Japanese God of Restauranters. Tanuki is holding a bottle of sake in his left hand and an umbrella in the other. He has a big fat belly, large testicles, and is wearing a straw hat. Tanuki has the power of transformation which it uses to play tricks on people. It also loves sake, which is why it has a bottle of sake in one hand.

There is an small hole in front of this mug for a straw and a large hole in the back for adding a beverage. Inscribed on the bottom is “Japan”.

Similar items in my collections include the Benihana Tanuki Mug.

Found in the Mug and Orientalia Collections.

Tiki Bar TV Suffering Bastard Mug

Tiki Bar TV Suffering Bastard Mug

This blue glaze ceramic mug is produced by Tiki Farm. It is an official Trader Vic’s Suffering Bastard mug with the Tiki Bar TV logo embedded in silver and gold on the back.

Inscribed on the bottom of the mug is “Trader Vic’s by Tiki Farm” and “© 2002″

Found in the Mug, Tiki, and Tiki Farm Collections.

Tiki Farm Drei Moai Mug

Tiki Farm Drei Moai Mug

This Drei Moai limited edition Tiki mug, designed by Squid, was limited to a run of 250 mugs. My particular mug is number 62. This emerald green-glazed three-footed mug stands approximately 8 1/4 inches tall. The following description is from Tiki Farm:

The mug is a footed tall cylindrical mug with 3 Moai Sentinels flanking the perimeter. Smooth lava rim overflow transitions into a pebbled-rock style rim and a scraped backdrop with 3 potbellied grimacing Moai’s (please take note of the “outie” belly buttons).

On the bottom of the mug, it reads “Limited Edition of 250″, “Tiki Farm”, and “Squid”.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, Tiki, and Tiki Farm Collections.

Tiki Farm Giant Ku Lakanuki Mug

Front view of Tiki Farm Giant Ku Lakanuki

This glazed ceramic Tiki mug was produced by Tiki Farm for the Lakanuki Bar in Mammoth Lake, CA. From Tiki Farm’s website, this mug features a permanent fired decal commemorating it to the Lakanuki. The total production run on this customized mug was 147 each.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Polynesian Pop, Tiki, and Tiki Farm Collections.

Tiki Farm Ka Hale Tiki Mug

Tiki Farm Ka Hale Tiki mug

This tall, vase-like Tiki mug, produced by Tiki Farm, is known variously as the Ka Hale Tiki mug, the House of Tiki mug, and the Shaka mug. This mug depicts a Tiki with a large, toothy grin doing the shaka sign with both hands. The mug is marked to look as if carved from wood.

On the front of the base of the mug is written “Aloha” while on the back are three footprints, as if someone had walked on a sandy beach. In raised letter on the back of the mug is “Ka Hale Tiki” and in pressed lettering is “House of Tiki”, “Costa Mesa”, “Newport Bch”, and “So Cal”. On the bottom of the mug is pressed letter is “Tiki Farm © 2003″.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Tiki, and Tiki Farm Collections.

Tiki Farm Mr. Bali Hai Mug

Tiki Farm Mr. Bali Hai mug

This ceramic mug, a reproduction of the original Mr. Bali Hai mug, depicts a headhunter with a bone through his nose and was produced by Tiki Farm for the Bali Hai Restaurant on Shelter Island in San Diego, CA.

On the bottom of the mug are the following: “‘Mr Bali Hai’ made exclusively for the Bali Hai Restaurant”, “San Diego, Calif.”

A variation of this Tiki mug can be found on page 17 of Tiki Quest - Collecting the Exotic Past by Duke Carter.

Found in the Labeled, Mug, Polynesian Pop, Tiki, and Tiki Farm Collections.

Tiki Leilani Mug

Unidentified Tiki Leilani mug

This is an example of the common Leilani mug. Thousands of these were produced by Orchids of Hawaii and sold at Tiki bars and Polynesian restaurants. This glazed ceramic mug has no manufacturers marks. Engraved on the base is “Tiki Leilani”.

Found in the Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tiki Collections.

Tommy Bahama 2002 Kimono Lady Mug

Tommy Bahama 2002 Kimono Lady mug

This hand-painted ceramic mug features, in bas-relief, a buxom, dark-haired woman wearing a red kimono with white flowers on it. She has a headdress of yellow flowers and a bracelet on her left wrist. She is standing, against a tan background, on green grass with yellow flowers on vines in the background.

On the base of the mug in white lettering is “Tommy Bahama”. On the bottom of the mug is “Tommy Bahama”, “Kimono Lady”, “2002″, and “Hand Made in China”. Also, impressed on the bottom is the letter “W”.

Tommy Bahama has released a series of mugs featuring a wahine, one each year, since 2002. This mug, titled “Kimono Lady”, was released in 2002. Others include “Tropical Nostalgia“, released in 2003, “Vacation Vixen“, released in 2004, “Just Duet” in 2005, and “Paradise Beach” in 2006.

Found in the Mug, Orientalia, and Tommy Bahama Collections.

Tommy Bahama 2003 Tropical Nostalgia Mug

Tommy Bahama 2003 Tropical Nostalgia mug

This hand-painted ceramic mug features, in bas-relief, a buxom, dark-haired woman wearing a brown dress with red hibiscus flowers and green palm fronds on it. She has a red hibiscus flower in her hair and is holding a woven backet, full of pineapples, in her left arm. She is standing on green grass against a blue background.

On the base of the mug in white lettering is “Tommy Bahama”. On the bottom of the mug is “Tommy Bahama”, “Tropical Nostalgia”, “2003″, and “Hand Made in China”. Also, impressed on the bottom is the letter “W”.

Tommy Bahama has released a series of mugs featuring a wahine, one each year, since 2002. This mug, titled “Tropical Nostalgia”, was released in 2003. Others include “Kimono Lady“, released in 2002, “Vacation Vixen“, released in 2004, “Just Duet” in 2005, and “Paradise Beach” in 2006.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tommy Bahama Collections.

Tommy Bahama 2004 Vacation Vixen Mug

Tommy Bahama 2004 Vacation Vixen mug

This hand-painted ceramic mug features, in bas-relief, a wahine kneeling on a beach beneath a palm tree. She is wearing a red swimsuit, has a blue lei around her neck, and a red hibiscus flower in her hair, wrists, and ankles.

On the base of the mug in white lettering is “Tommy Bahama”. On the bottom of the mug is “Tommy Bahama”, “Vacation Vixen”, “2004″, and “Hand Made in China”. Also, impressed on the bottom is the letter “W”.

Tommy Bahama has released a series of mugs featuring a wahine, one each year, since 2002. This mug, titled “Vacation Vixen”, was released in 2004. Others include “Kimono Lady“, released in 2002, “Tropical Nostalgia” in 2003, “Just Duet“, released in 2005, and “Paradise Beach” in 2006.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tommy Bahama Collections.

Tommy Bahama 2006 Paradise Beach Mug

Tommy Bahama 2006 Paradise Beach mug

This hand-painted ceramic mug features, in bas-relief, a dark-haired wahine riding a blue marlin, which is leaping from the blue ocean. The waving wahine, is wearing a green grass skirt, red hibiscus flowers in her hair and on her ankles, and a top made from red hibiscus flowers.

On the base of the mug in white lettering is “Tommy Bahama”. On the bottom of the mug is “Tommy Bahama”, “Paradise Beach”, “2006″, and “Hand Made China”. Also, impressed on the bottom is the letter “W”.

Tommy Bahama has released a series of mugs featuring a wahine, one each year, since 2002. This mug, titled “Paradise Beach”, was released in 2006. Others include “Kimono Lady“, released in 2002, “Tropical Nostalgia” in 2003, “Vacation Vixen“, released in 2004, and “Just Duet” in 2005.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tommy Bahama Collections.

Tommy Bahama 2005 Just Duet Mug

Tommy Bahama 2005 Just Duet mug

This hand-painted ceramic mug features, in bas-relief, a wahine playing a ukulele. She is standing, against a tan background, under a palm tree on green grass. She is wearing a yellow grass skirt, a pink lei, and a yellow hibiscus flower in her hair.

On the base of the mug in white lettering is “Tommy Bahama”. On the bottom of the mug is “Tommy Bahama”, “Just Duet”, “2005″, and “Hand Made in China”. Also, impressed on the bottom is the letter “W”.

Tommy Bahama has released a series of mugs featuring a wahine, one each year, since 2002. This mug, titled “Just Duet”, was released in 2005. Others include “Kimono Lady“, released in 2002, “Tropical Nostalgia” in 2003, “Vacation Vixen“, released in 2004, and “Paradise Beach” in 2006.

Found in the Hawaiiana, Mug, Polynesian Pop, and Tommy Bahama Collections.

Treasure Craft Ki’i Mug

Front view of Treasure Craft Ki'i Mug

Back view of Treasure Craft Ki'i Mug

This ceramic mug, depicting Ki’i, the Creator God, was produced by Treasure Craft. It is molded to look like it was carved from wood.

On the back is inscribed “Treasure Craft Hawaii”, “No 72″, and “19©60″

This Treasure Craft mug can be found on page 63 of Treasure Craft Pottery & Pottery Craft Stoneware by George A. Higby.

Found in the Mug, Tiki, and Treasure Craft Collections.

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