Creating a well-done tiki space isn't just about amassing charmingly grotesque statues and filling shelves with tiki mugs. It's about creating an atmosphere. And that's accomplished in large part with the details.
So, when I came across an amazing vintage photo of a G.I. taken somewhere in the tropics, I knew it was just the kind of detail that would make my tiki patio something special. It was a perfect tribute to the servicemen stationed in the South Pacific who brought the whole tiki craze to the States in the first place.
I had only two requirements: first, it had to be framed using the bamboo stock I had recently come across, and second, it had to survive reasonably well in the seasonal elements to which my patio, though covered, is susceptible.