REDUCED FROM $80.00. Cast iron hand painted poly-chrome doorstop. Pineapples traditionally mean welcome and good hospitality in many parts of the world and in particular Florida, Mexico Hawaii and then there is the famous pineapple dance in Mexico not forgetting the old Scottish manor house with huge iron pineapple roof. There is The Big Pineapple in QLD built tourist attraction.
Holy Kitsch! has frequently wondered about the various meanings of the pineapple dance though have read it was a traditional custom to welcome strangers with gifts when Columbus arrived in Mexico giving Columbus the concept that the people would make good slaves aaarrgh! He actually remarked on that one.
This doorstop can be used as a bookend with another see image 3. Sturdy enough for your best tomes! 25 cm high.
Pineapples originated in Brazil. To test if a pineapple is ready to eat pluck out an inner leaf it should not be too difficult to pluck yet not too easy just a bit of give and that means your pineapple is ripe. Try to buy organic they are healthier for the environment and you. Pineapple contains an enzyme as does paw paw that dissolves protein handy to tenderize meat and prevents jelly setting so you must boil the pineapple first.
Pineapples feature in a work by artist Tracey Moffatt in her series First Jobs.
Piñata is the name of those huge paper maché figures destined for destruction at parties you can keep them whole and there is a cute one at Holy Kitsch! They are for bringing good bounty you hit them with a stick and out comes sweets from the interior who knows the history on that one aaarrgh!
Holy Kitsch! introduced to the entire planet the history of pineapples and the reminder of Pacific Islands with the appeal of pineapples as home and personal adornment and a reminder of global warming and how numerous Pacific Islands are imperiled. Since Holy Kitsch! they have really taken off, ahem.
Afterword: Noriega was a Right Wing dictator in Panama 1983 to 1989 and was known as pineapple face for the deep scarring from formerly bad skin. He cooperated with CIA in destabilizing the Americas and was a known drug baron aaarrgh!
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