Here’s my latest carving, a Papua New Guinea influenced ancestor figure with a stylised bird running down the back.
The bird is based on a
hornbill a native bird of New Guinea which often features in local carvings. The carving is just over 30cm high and made from mahogany. I named him ‘Vlad’ as he drank so much of my blood…
Here’s a shot taken during the carving
Back view showing some decorative designs
I like to carve all the way through the block
I was recently given a bottle of Pisco Capel (thanks Dad!) which those of you ‘in the know’ will recognise…
Pisco is a type of Brandy from Latin America. It often comes in promotional decanters— you can find Peruvian Pisco in Inca styled bottles for instance.
Pisco Capel is a Chilean brand and as Rapa Nui (Easter Island) is a territory of Chile, the bottle is in the form of an
Easter Island Moai.
Pisco is not a traditional Tiki cocktail ingredient, but this bottle has made it a wanted item among
Tiki mug collectors.
Brandy features in several Tiki drinks and as such Pisco can be substituted in classics like the
Fog Cutter .
The more creative among you could even invent your own
Tiki cocktail with Pisco.
I was thinking of turning this into a lamp (when I’ve finished the Pisco!) but on the other hand it seems a shame to start drilling holes in it…perhaps I’ll use it as a decanter for
some fine Rum.
Putney Farm has a Pisco punch recipe on their blog, as well as some other tasty looking Tiki Cocktails.
You could also try the classic Pisco drink, here’s a version for my Dutch friends—